Police seized more than a dozen guns from a 50-year-old man accused of firing a shotgun at a neighbor’s car in the Alamitos Beach neighborhood, according to a search warrant filed in Long Beach Superior Court earlier this month.

Police were alerted to the shooting just after 9 p.m. on Feb. 4 and responded to the 400 block of Almond Avenue near Fourth Street, authorities said.

Nobody was injured, but officers located the neighbor, who said he was backing out of his driveway when he heard gunfire and then saw the shooter, later identified as Steven Nagata, pointing the gun in his direction, police said. Another neighbor also found three bullet holes in her residence, according to the warrant.

During this time, Nagata remained inside his home and called the Long Beach Police Department’s emergency line and told dispatch that he fired five rounds at a man that was sitting in a vehicle outside, according to the search warrant.

Officers subsequently ordered Nagata to exit his home and took him into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, and negligent discharge of a firearm.

While being escorted to the patrol vehicle, Nagata, wearing a ballistic vest, told officers that he thought the car he was shooting at belonged to a gang member that had been harassing him, according to the search warrant. He also admitted to having several more guns inside his home.

Officers found 17 guns and several boxes of ammunition when they checked Nagata’s home the following day, according to the warrant. A records check indicated only 12 of the weapons were registered in Nagata’s name, according to the warrant.

Court records show Nagata has been charged with one count each of assault with a firearm, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, and negligent discharge of a firearm. He still remains jailed after a judge reduced his bail from $1 million to $300,000, inmate records show.

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