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Hearing Set for Alleged Shooter in Norris Canyon Standoff

BY JANE McINNIS

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.


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