Prosecutors have filed charges against a Huntington Beach man they say shot and killed a home inspector and wounded three other people, including a sibling the man was in a dispute with over the home of their deceased father.
Roger Nemeth was charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder in a criminal complaint filed Monday, Aug. 10. He is accused of killing Michael Alderson and shooting at three other people on Sunday, August 7. The other victims were identified as Tammi T., Kimber W. and Vicki C. in court documents.
A relative of the defendant was visiting a house on the 4500 block of Operetta Drive that day with a real estate agent and the home inspector, and they were met with gunfire as they approached the house. Alderson, “Tammi T.” and “Vicki C.” were hit. The gunman, eventually identified by prosecutors as Nemeth, later emerged from the home with superficial a gunshot wound and surrendered to Huntington Beach police.
Alderson died at a hospital. Nemeth and the other two people he is accused of wounding were expected to recover.
The victims were the defendant’s sister and others involved in the sale of the property, according to court documents and police. Nemeth lived at the scene of the shooting, a home that had belonged to his deceased father.
The father, Victor Nemeth, died in August of 2018 without leaving a will. The sister was named as the administrator of their dad’s estate, according to court documents. The home was approved to be sold privately with the help of the real estate agent who was among the shooting victims.
Roger Nemeth objected to the sale of the home and continued to live there after a buyer was found, according to people who reside nearby. Neighbors reported that a for sale sign in front of the home would frequently be torn out of the ground and knocked over.
Source: Orange County Register