Suspect in killing of Navy man at Horton Plaza to stand trial

Posted at 4:24 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 19:24:52-05

A gang member accused of fatally shooting a Navy man and wounding his cousin in an attack outside a Horton Plaza comedy club has been ordered to stand trial.

Arrow Morris is charged in the death of 43-year-old James Celani, a decorated Navy pilot.

Morris will stand trial on murder, attempted murder and other charges.

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Celani and his cousin were enjoying a night out when Celani acknowledged the defendant who shot the victim in the head and chest, according to Deputy District Attorney Amy Maund. His cousin was shot in the leg

Celani was later pronounced dead at the UCSD Medical Center. 

Morris faces 79 years to life in prison on top of an additional eight years and four months. Morris has a 2011 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon in a road rage attack in which he hit a motorist with a hammer.