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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Carmel Mountain Ranch Shooting

When police arrived at the scene of the alleged shooting, Narvaez was already taken down by his fellow employees

The man who allegedly shot a fellow employee in the head at his workplace in Carmel Mountain Ranch pleaded not guilty Monday, confirmed the District Attorney's office.

Julio Riel Narvaez, 54, faces charges for one felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm.

Narvaez faces 25 years to life with parole for the attempted murder charge, along with additional years for the assault with a firearm charge.

Police say Narvaez shot a fellow employee in the head following an argument. It happened in the 15000 block of Innovation Drive.

The victim has since been identified as Michael Limbag. Prosecutors say Limbag was badly hurt in the shooting. 

A judge set Narvaez's bail at $1 million, said Tanya Sierra, a spokeswoman for the San Diego County District Attorney's office.

A few other employees were able to take Narvaez down, kick the gun away from him and tie him up, before police even arrived, according to the SDPD.

Narvaez is due in court for a status conference on June 29 and a readiness conference on July 6.

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