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Defendant in H.B. shooting now expected to face murder charge after victim dies

Mugshot of 29-year old Asian male wearing grey zip-up hoodie.
Dennis Tri Gia Dang, 29, of Westminster pleaded not guilty last week to attempted murder in the Oct. 20 shooting of Fountain Valley resident Linh Ho, who died Saturday.
(Courtesy of Orange County district attorney’s office)

A 29-year-old man charged in the shooting of another man in Huntington Beach is expected to face a murder charge following the victim’s death over the weekend.

Dennis Tri Gia Dang of Westminster pleaded not guilty last week to an attempted-murder charge in the shooting of Linh Ho, 48, of Fountain Valley at about 12:15 p.m. Oct. 20 at Magnolia Street and Warner Avenue.

Ho was comatose after the shooting and died Saturday night, authorities said.

Police have not discussed a possible motive in the shooting.

Dang is due back in court in Westminster for a pretrial hearing Wednesday, when the count is expected to be modified to murder.

Casey Ngo, 31, of Midway City was booked on suspicion of attempted murder last week but later was released from custody. Prosecutors asked police to do further investigation before they consider filing charges.

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