LAX shooting suspect Paul Ciancia to appear in court Wednesday

The FBI released this mugshot of Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23 — a resident of Los Angeles formerly from New Jersey — whom they identified as the suspect in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2013, that killed a Transportation Security Administration officer and injured several others.
The FBI released this mugshot of Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23 — a resident of Los Angeles formerly from New Jersey — whom they identified as the suspect in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2013, that killed a Transportation Security Administration officer and injured several others. FBI

A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer during an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last month is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

Authorities say 23-year-old Paul Ciancia will have his first court hearing at a San Bernardino County jail. He's being housed at the facility in federal custody.

Investigators say Ciancia had a vendetta against the federal government and targeted TSA officers when he pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and fatally shot Gerardo Hernandez. Ciancia was shot and wounded by airport police Nov. 1 as passengers scrambled to safety.

Ciancia is charged with killing Hernandez and wounding three other people, including two other TSA officers. The charges carry a potential death sentence.

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