A man arrested on suspicion of involvement in a string of mysterious shootings at a Malibu campground has been charged with the murder of a young father whose shocking death brought national attention to an apparent pattern of non-fatal shootings near the Southern California coast.
NBC News report that Anthony Rauda, who was arrested in October, has been charged with the murder of Tristan Baudette, who was fatally shot in the head while in a tent with his daughters in June. Rauda was taken into custody in Malibu Creek State Park in October after officers in the area searching for a possible suspect in a string of burglaries apprehended the 42-year-old, armed with a rifle.
In addition to the murder charge, Rauda is facing five burglary charges and 10 counts of attempted murder connected to non-fatal shootings in the area.
Rauda is currently in custody because he violated the terms of Post Release Conviction Supervision following his October arrest, a sentence that was scheduled to be completed this month. According to the NBC News report, Rauda is believed to be involved in several more shootings and burglaries in which there was not enough evidence to prosecute.
“It’s a 10-year crime spree that could make a Hollywood movie,” a detective who spoke on the condition of anonymity told NBC News.