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July 17, 2019: Temple City Man Charged with Killing Neighbor

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A man was charged today with fatally shooting his Temple City neighbor this past Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Massimo Barbagallo (dob 5/6/73) faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a handgun to cause death.

Barbagallo pleaded not guilty to the charge and is expected to return on Aug. 9 in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Alhambra Branch.

The defendant was charged with shooting the unarmed victim at close range during a dispute on July 15, the prosecutor said. Cristian Jonathan Alarcon, 26, died as a result of his injuries.

Bail is set at $3 million. Barbagallo faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison.

Case GA106148 remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.