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Man suspected in Saturday shooting is charged with murder

Posted: September 27, 2011 5:00 p.m.
Updated: September 27, 2011 5:00 p.m.

A Canyon Country man accused of killing his next-door neighbor after a long-standing feud was arraigned on murder and firearms offenses during a brief court appearance Tuesday.

Lennie Paul Tracey, 51, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court on the felony charge of murder and on a charge of assault with a firearm.

Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department allege Tracey "personally and intentionally discharged the firearm that killed Anthony Jay Davis, 51, and personally used a firearm against the victim's wife," according to a news release issued by the District Attorney's office.

Tracey, according to detectives, shot Davis twice and then pointed a shotgun at the victim's wife.

When Tracey was initially booked in connection with the shooting, his bail was set at $1 million.

That bail amount was adjusted to reflect the second charge of assault with a firearm. His bail stood at $1.105 million on Tuesday.

"An ongoing feud between Tracey and Davis escalated when the defendant installed infrared lights on his property and pointed them in the direction of the victim's residence, causing a technical disruption to Davis' video surveillance system," the District Attorney's office reported.

The shooting happened at 3 a.m. Saturday at the end of Calypso Lane in Canyon Country, a cul-de-sac.

Tracey is scheduled to return to court on the charges later this month.

If convicted as charged, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.





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