The man responsible for the death of a camper in California over the summer is now being linked to 10 other shootings.
42-year-old Anthony Rauda, a parolee who was arrested in October, is not only accused of killing Tristan Beaudette but also is suspected of trying to kill 10 other people in shootings over the past two years, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Rauda allegedly shot a man who was lying in a hammock in the park on Nov. 16, 2016, and a week later he shot into another car. In 2017, he allegedly shot into vehicles on three separate occasions, but no one was injured.
He is also charged with 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary. He allegedly lived off stolen food and police called him a “survivalist.”
Rauda is accused of shooting Tristan Beaudette in the head while the 35-year-old father camped in a tent with his young daughters on June 18 in Malibu Creek State Park. The girls, ages 2 and 4, were not injured but are considered victims of attempted murder and listed in a criminal complaint as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.
he was arrested in October in a ravine near the park dressed in black and carrying a rifle in his backpack.
Officers had been searching on foot and by helicopter for an armed burglar who had broken into businesses and homes and stolen food.
He appeared in court Monday in Van Nuys and is expected back on Jan. 22. His bail is set at $1.1 million.