Huntington Beach Shooting Suspect Charged with Murder

By Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
August 13, 2021 Updated: August 13, 2021

A Huntington Beach man accused of shooting three individuals, leaving one dead, has been charged with murder after a real estate dispute broke out on the front lawn.

Roger Nemeth was charged with three counts of murder, discharging a firearm causing death, and attempted murder. The complaint was filed on Aug. 10, three days after the fatal incident that killed home inspector Michael Alderson.

The home on the 4500 block of Operetta Drive was previously owned by Victor E. Nemeth before his death in 2018.

According to court documents, Vicki Coccaro petitioned for the sale of the estate in May, and it was approved on July 14.

Coccaro was appointed as the administrator of the estate in February 2019. Since then, Coccaro’s name shows up as the only participant filling supplements, petitions, and legal items regarding the estate.

Attorney Linda Vargas worked on the probate case up until late 2019 when Attorney John Trommald took over, court documents showed.

Coccaro was one of the victims who was visiting the Huntington Beach home along with Alderson and another real estate professional when gunshots went off.

Alderson, owner of Inspectall Properties, and Coccaro, were among the three who were shot on Saturday morning. As the victims were being transferred to ambulances for care, Nemeth exited the home with a gunshot injury of unknown origin.

Nemeth is expected to appear for a hearing on Aug. 31.

Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna