CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2013 |
A camp ranger carjacked by Christopher Dorner and who called 911 is seeking the entire $1.2-million reward offered for the now-deceased ex-L.A. police officer who killed four people before taking his own life in a Big Bear-area cabin. Through a law firm, Rick Heltebrake has filed a claim to collect the reward offered by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and funded by various entities. It was not long after Heltebrake called 911 that San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies surrounded the cabin where Dorner was hiding Feb. 12 and where he shot himself.
March 6, 2013 |
BEIJING -- Thousands in the northeastern city of Changchun mourned during a candlelight vigil Tuesday night for a 2-month-old boy who officials say was strangled to death by a carjacker. Xu Haobo was sleeping in the backseat of his parent's SUV early Monday morning when his father stopped for a few minutes to turn on the heat in a store the family owned, authorities said. "He left his kid in the car with the heat on, and he didn't take the keys," a bystander at the scene in Changchun later told TV reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2013 |
Orange County sheriff's officials said they don't know what prompted a series of shootings across multiple cities early Tuesday morning that left at least four people dead and others wounded. Authorities believe the violence began in Ladera Ranch, south of Mission Viejo. The first call came at 4:45 a.m. reporting a shooting on Red Leaf Lane, where deputies discovered a woman shot dead at the scene. The suspect, described as a man in his 20s, fled the area in an SUV. PHOTOS: Shootings at multiple locations in O.C. Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said “multiple incidents” then occurred in Tustin and another at the Santa Ana border before the suspect apparently shot and killed himself in Orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2012 |
Authorities are searching for two carjacking suspects involved in the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Sunday morning in South El Monte. The deputy, a 13-year veteran assigned to the department's Temple Station, was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released, said Capt. Mike Parker, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department. His name was not immediately released. The deputy was wounded about 9 a.m. after exchanging gunfire with a man and woman who were riding in a 1994 Ford Explorer near the intersection of Durfee Avenue and Michael Hunt Drive, Parker said.
July 6, 2012 |
Justice is blind, and that's good, or she might be embarrassed by the case of a Phoenix-area man who stripped naked during a recent madcap skein in which he caused crashes that injured seven people in suburban Scottsdale, closing several roads and causing witnesses to cover their eyes. On Thursday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge set a cash-only bond of $100,000 for 45-year-old John Hugh Brigham on charges that he carjacked one car and attempted to steal another, injuring several victims, including a pregnant woman nearly at full term who suffered two broken legs.
May 30, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- Seattle was paralyzed at midday Wednesday by two shootings that occurred within half an hour of each other in two of the city's most congested areas, sparking massive manhunts for what initially appeared to be two different suspects. The first shooting occurred about 11 a.m. at a popular cafe near the University of Washington. An unidentified gunman opened fire on five people, killing two of them and critically wounding the others. Half an hour later, a woman was shot and killed in an apparent carjacking in downtown Seattle in a parking lot near the city's Town Hall lecture center.