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January 28, 1997 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS
A man trying to mediate an argument among a group of women Sunday night was shot and killed, police said. Corey Johnson, 20, was standing on the southwest corner of Parthenia Street at Willis Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. when the incident began, said Los Angeles police spokesman Jason Lee. Johnson was apparently attempting to quash the situation when the suspect intervened and shot him several times, police said. The suspect and three women then fled the scene, Lee said.
June 17, 2002 | Fernando Dominguez
Two cousins were charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man at Lexington, S.C., after an argument about a World Cup soccer wager. Eduardo Velasquez was stabbed in the upper chest at his home Saturday night, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said. Velasquez died shortly after at a hospital. Metts said Jamie Cruz Palma, 28, and Jerado Palma, 24, both of West Columbia, S.C., were arrested near the scene and charged with murder.
September 9, 2001
An argument between friends turned deadly Friday evening, when a young man shot a visitor in a Santa Ana apartment complex, police said. Reyes Hernandez, 23, was shot multiple times just before 6 p.m. and died. Daniel Alvarez, 19, was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday evening after a brief search by authorities. Hernandez had been visiting Alvarez at his apartment in the 600 block of South Fairview Street, Santa Ana police said.
December 13, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87. Toulmin, who was the Henry R. Luce professor at the Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, died Dec. 4 at USC University Hospital, said his son, Greg. The cause was pneumonia. The Oxford-trained theorist was best known for “The Uses of Argument,” published in 1958 and still in print, which set forth six criteria for building an effective argument.
January 2, 1986
A post-midnight argument by four men at a Vietnamese club in Garden Grove escalated to shooting that left two people slightly injured Wednesday, a police spokesman said. Sgt. Ron Fleischer said the four men began the argument inside the Saigon Cabaret at 9856 Westminster Ave. at 1:53 a.m. The four then went outside and continued the disturbance, at which time one of the men pulled a gun and fired four to six shots into the front door of the club.
April 26, 1987 | United Press International
A man who jumped on top of his girlfriend's sports car during an argument was taken on a high-speed freeway spin clinging to the roof, authorities said Saturday. Deputies who stopped the speeding Datsun 280Z on the Antelope Valley Freeway on Friday night arrested the driver, Ruth Gardner, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Sgt. Ron Sulpizio said. Gardner, 18, of Little Rock, remained in jail Saturday on $2,000 bail and several outstanding warrants, pending further investigation.
An Anaheim man was booked early Thursday on suspicion of fatally shooting his girlfriend after an argument, police said. Mark R. Stephan, 33, is accused of shooting to death Melodie Ann Jones, 36, shortly before midnight Wednesday at his father's house in the 1400 block of East Pinewood Avenue, Police Lt. Ray Welch said. Homicide investigators, responding to a 911 call, found the woman on a bed in a rear bedroom with a gunshot wound to her head.
November 30, 1989
Two 25-year-old men shot each other to death during an argument in Mt. Washington Sunday night, Los Angeles police said. Shawn Anthony Rubio of Highland Park died a few feet from where he was shot, a block north of Avenue 50. Eric Goytia of Huntington Park died after surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Lt. Richard LeGarra said. Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses told police that the two men exchanged hostile and challenging words about 8 p.m.
April 21, 1986 | Heidi Evans
An argument between two neighbors that started over a parking space resulted in the fatal shooting of one and the arrest of the other early Sunday morning, police said. Police said Silvestre Trujillo, 23, was shot twice at close range after arguing with a man they identified as Guadalupe Soto Salgado, 28, in front of their residence at 3635 W. Camille St. Lt. Robert Helton said Trujillo was rushed to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital at 1:40 a.m. and died there several hours later.
August 22, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
ESPN personality and sports columnist Jay Mariotti was released from jail on $50,000 bail Saturday, hours after being arrested on suspicion of felony domestic assault, authorities said. Mariotti, 51, was arrested Saturday about 4 a.m. after an argument with his girlfriend, authorities said. Mariotti is a well-known sports commentator who can be seen on ESPN's "Around the Horn. " He also writes for the sports website, where he is known for criticizing athletes for their actions on and off the field.
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