Orange County Superior Court records show Aminadab Gonzalez-Gaxiola faced four charges of child abuse and endangerment, assault with a deadly weapon other than a handgun. fire, witness and battery deterrent for an incident that occurred on March 31, 2015.
Gonzalez-Gaxiola has pleaded not guilty to all counts and prosecutors dismissed all charges except battery charge in a hearing later that year. The battery charge was rejected in 2017 after records show Gonzalez-Gaxiola successfully completed a probationary sentence.
Other court documents showed Gonzalez-Gaxiola was cited for traffic violations in 2014 and 2015, and one of the cases indicated that at the time he was working as a commercial truck driver.
The 44-year-old has been charged with opening fire inside a Southern California office building, locking the doors to the property’s entrance before the attack that killed four , including a 9-year-old boy.
A fifth victim remained hospitalized. The victims all had personal and professional relationships with the suspect, but authorities did not provide further details at a press conference on Thursday.
Police provide more details of an office building shooting that left four people dead. Vikki Vargas reports for NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Police withheld the identities of the dead, but said one was a 9-year-old boy. The others were a man and two women. The injured victim has only been identified as a woman.
Gonzalez-Gaxiola was also hospitalized following the attack.
A semi-automatic handgun, pepper spray, handcuffs and ammunition were found in a backpack at the Orange scene, police said. Investigators also provided chilling details of what officers, who opened fire on the gunman, encountered when they arrived at the scene in the 200 block of West Lincoln Avenue around 5:30 p.m., as shots of fire were fired.
Later Thursday, officials also released a shocking surveillance image from the day of the shooting, showing the armed suspect inside the building.
Police remain at the scene of a mass shooting that left four people dead. Mekahlo Medina reports for Today in LA on Thursday, April 1, 2021.