A convicted burglar pleaded guilty Thursday and was immediately sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting a neighbor in a dispute in Anaheim.
Shaun Adam Saunders, 34, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and sentencing enhancement allegations of discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury, inflicting great bodily injury on the victim and the personal use of a firearm. He also admitted a misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling.
Saunders shot a neighbor in an apartment complex in the 3400 block of West Orange Avenue, between Western and Knott avenues, near Western High School, about 11:15 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Shane Carringer.
The victim — a 24-year-old man — was shot several times, but the injuries were not life-threatening, Carringer said. An apartment at 515 S. Knott Ave. was hit by the gunfire, but no one was hurt, according to Carringer.
Investigators did not release the motive for the shooting, but the two knew each other and had a dispute that culminated in the gunfire, Carringer said at the time Saunders was charged last year.
Saunders pleaded guilty in August 2019 to four felony counts of burglary and single felony counts of carrying a dirk or dagger and receiving stolen property.
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