A 28-year-old man shot by Costa Mesa police responding to a violent robbery was charged with attempted murder Monday.
Gabriel Tamayopaniagua was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon and faces sentencing enhancements for attempted premeditated murder, the personal use of a deadly weapon and inflicting great bodily injury on the victim, according to court records.
Tamayopaniagua did not enter a plea at his arraignment Monday in the Central Justice Center. His arraignment was rescheduled for April 7 in the West Justice Center in Westminster.
Police responded to a call of a fight at a business in the 2200 block of Fairview Road about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, police said. When the officers arrived a robbery was in process, they said.
A knife-wielding suspect was attacking a cashier when the shooting occurred, police said.
The victim and Tamayopaniagua were taken to hospitals to be treated for their injuries, police said. The victim’s wounds were not considered life-threatening.