DATE:  November 6, 2019

CASE:  Chue Xiong (Case #18FE020554)

PROSECUTOR:  Principal Criminal Attorney Caroline Park, Homicide Unit

Chue Xiong was convicted by a jury of the first-degree murder of Mario Perez-Arzola, attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  It was also found that Xiong used a firearm in the commission of the murder and attempted murder and that he had previously been convicted of a felony strike offense, first-degree residential burglary.

On October 18, 2018, Chue Xiong approached one of the victims in a homeless camp and demanded to know where someone was while holding the victim at gunpoint. Mr. Perez-Arzola walked up to Xiong and was able to calm him down.  Xiong then inexplicably shot Mr. Perez-Arzola in the chest, killing him.  Xiong then shot the other victim in the shoulder, but that victim survived.

Xiong faces a maximum sentence of approximately 150 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for December 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 29 before the Honorable Geoffrey Goodman.

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