DATE:  December 9, 2019

CASE:  Chue Xiong (Case #18FE020554)

PROSECUTOR:  Principal Criminal Attorney Caroline Park, Homicide Unit

The Honorable Geoffrey Goodman sentenced Chue Xiong to 118 years to life in prison.  On November 5, 2019, a jury convicted Xiong of the first-degree murder of Mario Perez-Arzola, attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  It was also found that Xiong used a firearm in the commission of the murder and attempted murder and that he had previously been convicted of a felony strike offense, first-degree residential burglary.

On October 18, 2018, Chue Xiong approached one of the victims in a homeless camp and demanded to know where someone was while holding the victim at gunpoint. Mr. Perez-Arzola walked up to Xiong and was able to calm him down.  Xiong then inexplicably shot Mr. Perez-Arzola in the chest, killing him.  Xiong then shot the other victim in the shoulder. The second victim survived those injuries.