Hearing Set for Alleged Shooter in Norris Canyon Standoff


A preliminary hearing for the alleged shooter in the Norris Canyon Estates standoff is scheduled for Dec. 20 at 8:30 a.m., according to the Contra Costa District Attorney.

Mike Ghoneim, 42, plead 'not guilty' to five charges of attempted murder and remains in custody with a $2.5 million bail. He will be represented by a public defender.

The standoff occurred after following a routine eviction. As a locksmith began to drill out the doorknob to Ghoneim's foreclosed home, a gun was fired from inside the house, sending a shot through the door and that hit the locksmith in the leg.

The locksmith lost a substantial amount of blood, but recovered at a nearby hospital.

Deputies didn't return fire.

The district attorney's office wasn't able to provide the information of Ghoneim's plea as of Dec. 4.

According to a Broker Check Report, Ghoneim is an investment advisor who filed for bankruptcy in 2010.


|  Medal of Valor Awarded to Sergeant in Norris Canyon

|  Gunfire Interrupts Quiet Living in Norris Canyon Estates

 Man Surrenders Following Standoff in Norris Canyon

 Across the Street from the San Ramon Standoff


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »