USA v. Jaime Tran
Los Angeles, CA

Hate Crime

Jaime Tran was charged with two counts of hate crimes for allegedly targeting and shooting two Jewish men as they departed religious services outside two Los Angeles synagogues in February 2022. Tran targeted the two victims because they were Jewish or he believed them to be Jewish. In the first incident, Tran allegedly shot a victim at close range as the victim was leaving religious services at a synagogue. This victim survived the shooting, but he suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back. In the second incident, Tran allegedly shot a second victim at close range soon after he left religious services at a different synagogue in the same neighborhood. This second victim survived, but he sustained a gunshot wound to his upper arm. A federal grand jury in March 2023 returned a four-count indictment charging Tran with hate crime and firearms offenses for allegedly shooting two Jewish men after they left synagogues in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles in February 2023.