A man was charged today with killing a camper and trying to kill 10 others in connection with a series of shootings over the past two years, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Anthony Rauda (dob 7/30/76) was charged in case LA089735 with one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary. He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 100 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes of the Major Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.
Rauda is accused of opening fire on unsuspecting campers or motorists dating back to November 2016 when he allegedly wounded a man who was sleeping in a hammock in the Malibu State Park area. Less than a week later, he allegedly fired into the sleeping area of a vehicle.
Rauda also is accused of shooting into vehicles on three different occasions in 2017. No one was injured.
The defendant allegedly shot at a Tesla on Las Virgenes Road on June 18, 2018. Four days later, he is accused of killing Tristan Beaudette, 35, who was shot and killed while in a tent with his two daughters in Malibu Creek State Park. His children were not injured.
Rauda also has been charged with several burglaries that occurred last year in the Calabasas area. He was arrested in October.
If convicted as charged, Rauda faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.