ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # TBA
Date: April 4, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A striker is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges of committing a hate crime assault against an unarmed African American minor and his brother on the campus of Irvine High School. Christopher Qu, 24, Irvine, is charged with one felony count of aggravated assault, one felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, and one misdemeanor count of violation of civil rights with sentencing enhancement allegations for committing a hate crime, great bodily injury, and a prior strike conviction for criminal threats in 2013 in Orange County. If convicted, Qu faces a maximum sentence of19 years in state prison. The People will be requesting that Qu be held on $100,000 bail at his arraignment today, April 4, 2016, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
At the time of the crime, Qu was on probation. Continue reading