Accused Bakersfield Heart Hospital shooter appears in court

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The man accused of shooting up the Bakersfield Heart Hospital in December had a status hearing scheduled on Friday.

Brandon Clark has been in the hospital since police shot him on Dec. 1. He was arrested shortly after he was shot.

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Police say Clark, 44, was found with a Kel-Tec rifle and a 30-round detachable magazine, which is illegal to own in California. 

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Clark told police he was trying to protect his mother, who works at the Heart Hospital.

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Clark is facing 16 felony charges, including shooting into a building and 10 counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon.

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