“Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Shooting at Strip Mall, Identified Victims Not Disclosed”

By | July 26, 2023

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Convicted felon Michael Nikita Diggins II has pleaded guilty to shooting at an inhabited building in a Moreno Valley strip mall. Diggins admitted the felony offense as part of a plea agreement, which resulted in the dismissal of two counts of firearm assault and a charge of being a felon in possession of a gun. Superior Court Judge Gail O’Rane has scheduled a sentencing hearing for August 2. Diggins is currently held at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on $1 million bail. The shooting occurred on July 13, with witnesses reporting a vehicle stopping near a bus stop and the driver firing a handgun. shooting-at-moval-business/” target=”_blank”>Contributing Editor reported

A convicted felon in Moreno Valley has pleaded guilty to shooting at an inhabited building after firing shots at two men in a strip mall. Michael Nikita Diggins II, 43, admitted to the felony offense as part of a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. In exchange for his admission, the prosecution dropped two counts of firearm assault and a charge of being a felon in possession of a gun.

Diggins is currently being held at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on $1 million bail. Superior Court Judge Gail O’Rane has scheduled a sentencing hearing for August 2 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

The incident occurred on July 13 when patrol deputies responded to reports of gunshots behind a strip mall in Moreno Valley. Evidence of the shooting was found behind two businesses, but the gunman had fled the scene. Witnesses reported a vehicle stopping near a bus stop, with the driver firing a handgun.

The targeted individuals were identified as “R.R.” and John Doe, though the motive for the shooting remains undisclosed. Detectives soon identified Diggins as the shooter, leading to his arrest a few hours later at a property on Badger Springs Trail.

Diggins has prior convictions in Los Angeles County, though the details of these convictions were not specified in court records.

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The guilty plea from Diggins brings some closure to the case, with the dropped charges reflecting the agreement reached between the prosecution and defense. The sentencing hearing will provide an opportunity for the court to determine an appropriate punishment for Diggins’ actions..

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