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(AP Photo/Nick Ut). Pasadena emergency services operator Diane Marin, left, speaks during a news conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut). Pasadena emergency services operator Diane Marin, left, speaks during a news conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, July 14, 2014.
(AP Photo/Pasadena Star News, James Carbone). This Saturday, July 12, 2014 photo shows Pasadena Police officers blocking off a street corner following a shooting in residential Pasadena neighborhood, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Pasadena Star News, James Carbone). This Saturday, July 12, 2014 photo shows Pasadena Police officers blocking off a street corner following a shooting in residential Pasadena neighborhood, in Pasadena, Calif.
(AP Photo/Pasadena Star News, James Carbone). This July 12, 2014 photo shows Diego Gonzalez, 17, being interviewed by a reporter following a shooting in residential neighborhood, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Pasadena Star News, James Carbone). This July 12, 2014 photo shows Diego Gonzalez, 17, being interviewed by a reporter following a shooting in residential neighborhood, in Pasadena, Calif.
(AP Photo/Nick Ut). In this Monday, July 14, 2014, photo released by the Pasadena Police department is of t John Izeal Smith, 44. (AP Photo/Nick Ut). In this Monday, July 14, 2014, photo released by the Pasadena Police department is of t John Izeal Smith, 44.
(AP Photo/Nick Ut). Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez, right, is briefed by Deputy Chief of Police Darryl Qualls,  during a news conference in Pasedena, Calif., Monday July 14, 2014, on last Saturday's triple fatal shooting. (AP Photo/Nick Ut). Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez, right, is briefed by Deputy Chief of Police Darryl Qualls, during a news conference in Pasedena, Calif., Monday July 14, 2014, on last Saturday's triple fatal shooting.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena, California, has been charged with three counts of murder.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday that 44-year-old John Izeal Smith also faces three counts of attempted murder.

Smith is accused of killing 90-year-old Luis Fernando Aguiar inside a house and 59-year-old Maria Teresa Aguiar outside the dwelling on Saturday.

A neighbor, 31-year-old Jose Hernandez Iribe, was also fatally shot.

Two other people were grazed by bullets and shrapnel. One of the attempted-murder counts alleges an attempt to kill a police officer.

Investigators say Smith fired a total of 40 bullets.

He was arrested after a 90-minute standoff.

Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty if Smith is convicted.

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