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.
BREAKING:We are investigating a shooting at 15100 Innovation Dr 1 suspect in custody. No further threat at this time pic.twitter.com/xbLbDjiF06— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) June 20, 2017
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.