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Killing of Vehicle Thief Justified, Officials Say

January 16, 2002

Prosecutors have determined that three Oxnard police officers were justified in fatally shooting a man who stole a sport utility vehicle and attempted to run them over, officials said Tuesday.

Beau Kirnol Blain, 28, of Culver City was shot five times June 9 after he led Los Angeles police officers on a 40-mile, high-speed chase from Marina del Rey to Oxnard in a stolen Chevy Suburban.

In Oxnard, Blain hit several parked cars near Oxnard Boulevard and Gonzales Road, spun the vehicle around and drove at officers who were standing outside their patrol cars with guns drawn.

The officers who fired and struck Blain were Eric Dagely, Leo Lussier and Sean Gregory.

Los Angeles Times Friday January 18, 2002 Ventura County Edition Main News Part A Page 2 A2 Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Police shooting--A story Tuesday contained incorrect information about which police officers were involved in the fatal shooting of a suspected car thief in Oxnard on June 9. The officers were from the Los Angeles Police Department.

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