Merced man police accused of shooting 3 people outside his home makes appearance in court

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Raul Moreno, the Merced man accused of shooting three people last Friday, made his first appearance in court via video. (KFSN)

Raul Moreno, the Merced man accused of shooting three people last Friday, made his first appearance in court via video. Inside, the charges were read out to the judge by attorneys-- three counts of attempted murder.

Moreno was arrested after police said a civil dispute call quickly turned into a shots fired call. Merced police said he shot three people in the middle of the street. Then barricaded himself inside the home-- hours later, they said he surrendered and police took him into custody

"We did have SWAT on standby but we didn't have to use the SWAT team to take the suspect into custody," said Bim West, Merced Police Department.

One of the victims, Savannah Moreno, claims she is one of Moreno's own adopted daughters.

Savanah spoke to Action News days after the shooting, showing us her injuries via Skype. She accuses Moreno of sexually abusing her for years.

"It makes me feel better that he can't hurt me."

Facebook pages also show that Moreno was also a pastor at Victory Outreach Church. Action News has tried to reach out to the church multiple times on Wednesday, we tried to reach out to them in person for the third time, but again, no one was there to speak to us.

Judge Jacobs decided the continue to the arraignment setting Moreno's bail bond at $1-million.

We did try to speak to the family that came to court Wednesday but they did not want to speak to us.

Attorneys with the DA's Office tell us that Moreno could face additional charges for when he allegedly shot in the direction of the officers during the standoff on Friday.
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