A Los Angeles resident accused of killing a man and injuring a woman during a shooting in Desert Hot Springs pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges.
Anthony Webb, 38, of San Pedro is suspected of killing 49-year-old Desert Hot Springs resident Joseph Slaten and wounding an unidentified woman on Feb. 14. Both victims were found shot in a parked car about 5:30 p.m. near a home in the 12500 block of Avenida Alta Loma. Slaten died at the scene, and the woman was hospitalized with what police described as non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Webb is also charged with the attempted murder of a man who was at the shooting scene but was not wounded, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, Riverside County district attorney’s spokesman John Hall said. Webb’s connection, if any, to the victims was not disclosed.
Webb was arrested March 1 at his home in the San Pedro section of Los Angeles, with the help of a SWAT team, after holding police at bay for more than three hours.
Webb, who remains held without bail, is due back in court May 16 for a felony settlement conference.