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April 21, 2014

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Las Vegas man charged in Chinese consulate shooting in LA

Prosecutors say a 67--year-old man has been charged with two felonies in relation to a shooting outside the Chinese consulate in downtown Los Angeles.

District attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says Jeff Baoliang Zhang was charged Monday with two felonies, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and shooting at an inhabited dwelling.

Zhang, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was protesting outside the consulate Thursday before he allegedly got into a confrontation with a security guard. He is accused of getting into a car and opening fire on the consulate building.

Zhang turned himself in about three hours after the shooting.

Zhang resides in Las Vegas. He is originally from Shanghai.

If convicted, Zhang faces a possible sentence of more than 20 years in state prison.