Man pleads not guilty in deadly California bus shooting

Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 20:17:43-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGTV) — A man accused of boarding a Greyhound bus in San Diego before opening fire and killing one person in the Los Angeles area pleaded not guilty in court.

Anthony Devonte Williams, 33, of Capital Heights, Md., pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

Williams is accused of opening fire on a bus as it was traveling on Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Bakersfield on Feb. 3. He reportedly first boarded a bus from San Diego to Los Angeles before boarding another bus in Los Angeles heading to San Francisco.

Passengers say Williams was cursing and muttering incoherently before opening fire.

The shooting killed 51-year-old Lurbis Elena Vence, of Molino, Colombia, according to KERO., and injured five other people.

Other passengers were able to disarm Williams and forced him off the bus.