An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a man in Cathedral City pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges Thursday.

Anthony Colon of Thousand Palms allegedly wounded the man in the 31000 block of Shifting Sands Trail on Jan. 28.

Colon is charged with one count each of attempted murder and assault with a semi-automatic firearm as well as two felony counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also faces gun- and great bodily injury-related sentence enhancing allegations.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Dean Benjamini ordered Colon to stand trial on the charges during his preliminary hearing on Dec. 2.

Colon appeared at the Larson Justice Center on Thursday for a post-preliminary hearing, where he re-entered a not guilty plea on the charges and was scheduled for a trial readiness conference on Jan. 18.

Colon remains in custody without bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

The victim, described only as a Cathedral City man, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to the Cathedral City Police Department, which did not provide a motive in the alleged attack.

Detectives “actively pursued leads” that led to information pinpointing Colon as a suspect. He was then taken into custody at his home, on Monte Vista Way in Thousand Palms, police said.

Colon posted bond following his arrest, but later had his bail revoked and re-entered county jail in May, jail records show.

Colon’s previous criminal history was not immediately available.

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