A 21-year-old Canoga Park man pleaded guilty Friday to acting as an accessory to an assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the Aug. 17 shooting death of a youth at a Van Nuys teen club.
Phuong (Tony) Nguyen, who was on parole at the time of the incident, also pleaded guilty to being an ex-convict in possession of a handgun. Nguyen had been paroled after serving time in state prison for possessing fraudulent checks, according to his attorney, Herbert Weiss.
Nguyen allegedly helped Christopher D. Comete, 16, flee from the Hot Trax club after Comete shot Mark Miller, 15, of Hollywood, after an argument.
Weiss said Nguyen entered the guilty pleas with the understanding that he was not admitting responsibility but believed he was likely to be found guilty in a trial.