Joshua Waring

The son of a former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted murder.

Joshua Michael Waring of San Juan Capistrano, 27, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but refused to come out of his jail cell for the hearing, so it was postponed until Thursday.

Waring, who was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, also faces sentencing enhancement allegations for inflicting great bodily injury and for the personal use of a firearm.

Waring is accused of shooting 35-year-old Daniel Lopez in the lower torso at 2:20 a.m. Monday in the 2900 block of Babb Street, according to Costa Mesa police. Lopez, who was shot in a residence on that block, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, but he was expected to survive, police said.

Waring was also accused of attempted murder against two other victims, identified only in court papers as Ronald D and Jennifer M.

Witnesses identified Waring as the gunman and said he fled in a white 2011 BMW X3 that was later reported as stolen, police alleged.

An Orange County sheriff’s deputy in a helicopter spotted the sport utility vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Monday near Standard and McFadden avenues in Santa Ana, police said. When Santa Ana police officers approached Waring, he allegedly got into the vehicle and led police on a chase.

Waring got into a collision during the pursuit and eventually jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run away near Fourth and Terminal streets, police said. He holed up in a business nearby, but surrendered following a brief standoff, police said.

Police reported that evidence related to the shooting was found in the vehicle, but the gun was not recovered.

Waring’s mother, Lauri Peterson, was a cast member of the Bravo documentary series “The Real Housewives of Orange County” from its debut in 2006 until 2008, when she left to deal with her son’s problems, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Waring has a lengthy, recent criminal history. He has five other cases pending in Orange County Superior Court that mostly involve misdemeanor drug possession charges.

Waring also faces a misdemeanor charge of touching an intimate part of another person on Aug. 22 in one of the cases. In another felony case he was charged with identity theft, resisting arrest and possession of drugs with the intent to sell in April

“As most of the viewers know, I have a son and he’s had a lot of challenges,” Peterson said in a 2015 interview with a reporter for a Bravo website covering its programming.

“He and his wife had a baby almost three years ago. He’s really struggling and, well, they’re both really struggling.”

Peterson said in the interview that she and her husband had adopted Waring’s then-3-year-old daughter.

— Wire reports 

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