Homicide

Man charged with murder in California rampage that killed 3, wounded 2

  • Pasadena emergency services operator Diane Marin, left, speaks during a news conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, July 14, 2014. During a 20-minute emergency phone call, Marin talked to a barricaded suspect, who called Saturday afternoon and said, "I killed someone." She persuaded the man to surrender while another operator relayed information to officers surrounding the house where he was holed up. Alexis Bartoli, the other emergency services operator is at left.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Pasadena emergency services operator Diane Marin, left, speaks during a news conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, July 14, 2014. During a 20-minute emergency phone call, Marin talked to a barricaded suspect, who called Saturday afternoon and said, "I killed someone." She persuaded the man to surrender while another operator relayed information to officers surrounding the house where he was holed up. Alexis Bartoli, the other emergency services operator is at left. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Monday, July 14, 2014, photo released by the Pasadena Police department is of t John Izeal Smith, 44. Smith is being held after three people were shot to death and two others wounded in a Southern California neighborhood rampage. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    In this Monday, July 14, 2014, photo released by the Pasadena Police department is of t John Izeal Smith, 44. Smith is being held after three people were shot to death and two others wounded in a Southern California neighborhood rampage. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • 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. Chief Sanchez praised two 911 operators for bringing a peaceful end to an armed standoff after three people were shot to death and two others wounded. (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. Chief Sanchez praised two 911 operators for bringing a peaceful end to an armed standoff after three people were shot to death and two others wounded. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

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.