Shooter Felt 'Good' About Killing


Wednesday, September 20th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — The man accused of killing a guard at a Social Security office confessed to the shooting to a TV reporter and said he felt ``good'' about it.

Sacramento police say Tou Tong Xiong of Sacramento fired two shots Monday at 56-year-old security guard Vincente Pacificar. A bystander was wounded.

Xiong, 52, then laid his gun on the guard's desk and walked outside to give himself up, police said. A 2-year-old boy believed to be his son was found outside, unharmed.

During a Tuesday interview with KOVR-TV, Xiong said he was angry with Social Security officials for twice denying him benefits in the past 10 months, and that he decided Friday to kill the guard.

When asked if he felt bad about the man's death, Xiong said, ``No, I don't feel bad ... I feel good,'' but added that he was not angry with the guard personally.

Police had speculated that a denied disability claim had provoked Xiong's attack. ``It's definitely bizarre, but more and more that is what we are looking at for the motive,'' Lt. David Poroli said.

Xiong was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on homicide charges.

A bystander hit by a stray bullet, 70-year-old Huang Qu Hui, was hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday.