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November 23, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A Riverside police officer fatally shot an armed suspect following a confrontation Friday night, authorities said. The officer was on patrol when he saw a vehicle with several people inside parked near a gas station in the 3000 block of East La Cadena Drive, police said. The officer approached the vehicle in a marked patrol car with flashing lights. That's when the suspect got out of the vehicle, brandishing a gun, police say. “The suspect engaged first and then the officer returned gunfire,” said Bryan Galbreath, public information officer for the Riverside Police Department.
April 24, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are looking for a gunman who walked up to a teenage girl in Willowbrook on Wednesday night and shot her to death. The 15-year-old girl was standing in the stairwell of an apartment complex in the 11900 block of South Wilmington Avenue about 11 p.m. when a man walked up to her, “produced a handgun and fired one time…hitting her in the upper torso,” according to a Sheriff's Department statement. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim The girl, who was not immediately identified, had gotten into an argument with someone earlier in the evening and sheriff's investigators are looking for possible links, KTLA reported.
January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Palmdale sheriff's deputies rescued a wounded woman from inside a Palmdale residence, then hours later found the suspected shooter inside, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident began early Friday morning when deputies responded to a phoned report of a shooting in the 37700 block of Christensen Court, according to Lt. Darren Harris with the Palmdale Sheriff's Station. The caller said that a woman had been hit by gunfire and that she was inside the house along with the suspected male gunman and two teenage boys.
April 18, 2014 | Times staff reports
Police were called to Los Angeles Times late Friday evening after someone made the report of a gunman in the building. UPDATE: Man in custody after shooting threat at L.A. Times building Multiple officers responded, and areas of the building were locked down. One woman reported that a co-worker had shown her a bag of bullets and said he was depressed. There were no confirmed reports of shots fired. No other details were immediately available. ALSO: Baby died in SUV while neighbors worked just a few feet away FBI: Man suspected of brutally killing his family may be in L.A. area Box of newborn kittens accidentally shipped from L.A. to San Diego
October 12, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Louis Sahagun and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A gunman apparently enraged over a custody dispute walked into a crowded Seal Beach hair salon where his former wife worked and opened fire, killing eight people and critically wounding another person in the deadliest shooting in Orange County history. The attacker sprayed Salon Meritage with gunfire Wednesday afternoon as victims fell to the floor and those who could escape ran onto the street or hid in neighboring businesses in the bustling area of trendy restaurants and shops along Pacific Coast Highway, authorities and witnesses said.
August 7, 2012 | By Connie Stewart
The family of temple gunman Wade Michael Page texted a statement to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, expressing regret and asking for privacy.  Page, who killed six and critically wounded three at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple on Sunday, died in a shootout with police. The FBI is investigating the attack as a hate crime. A white supremacist, Page had most recently lived in Wisconsin but reportedly was from Denver. His family's statement reads: "As the family of Wade Page, we are devastated by the horrific events that occurred Sunday in Oak Creek Wisconsin.
June 8, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Richard A. Serrano and Marisa Gerber
The shooting rampage that left five people dead in Santa Monica on Friday was a premeditated act by an emotionally troubled man who armed himself with high-powered weapons and at least 1,300 rounds of ammunition, law enforcement sources said Saturday. Authorities have not named the gunman, but law enforcement sources in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles identified him as John Zawahri, 24. Several of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Zawahri struggled with his parents' bitter divorce.
January 9, 2011 | By Sam Quinones and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Patricia Maisch watched a gunman shoot a woman who was using her own body to shield her teenage daughter. "I thought: 'I'm next. I'm next to her. He's going to shoot me. I'm next,' " she said in an interview Sunday. But two men tackled the gunman when he stopped to reload, and Maisch, 61, restrained his hand as he reached for an ammunition clip, helping stop the attack in a Tucson shopping center that killed six people and wounded 14, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
October 18, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
A gunman in central Florida who shot four women - killing three - before turning the weapon on himself has been identified as 36-year-old Bradford Baumet of Sanford. About 11 a.m. Thursday, Baumet walked into the Las Dominicanas M&M hair salon in the Orlando suburb of Casselberry and shot his estranged girlfriend, 44-year-old Marcia Santiago, and three others. Santiago was listed in "serious condition" at a local hospital, police said. Santiago was scheduled to appear before an Orange County judge Thursday afternoon to seek a permanent restraining order against Baumet, court records show.
August 5, 2012 | By Matt Pearce and Brian Bennett
Tattoos on the body of the slain Sikh temple gunman and certain biographical details led the FBI to treat the attack at a Milwaukee-area temple as an act of domestic terrorism, officials said Sunday. The shootings in Oak Creek, Wis., left seven dead, including the gunman, and three critically wounded. One of the injured was a police officer who was expected to survive. A federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media refused to say whether the gunman was thought to belong to a hate group or some other violent group because the investigation was still unfolding.
April 14, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
On April 6, a Sunday, while riding along Wilshire Boulevard during CicLAvia, my wife and I passed the Jewish temple in Koreatown. Two guards in bulletproof vests stood at the entrance. “Wow, look at that,” I remember saying to my wife. “They're serious about their security.” On April 13 -- another Sunday -- I found out why. In Overland Park, Kan., today, three people are dead , shot to death Sunday, allegedly by a white supremacist and anti-Semite. And although the alleged gunman reportedly was targeting Jews, they were not his victims.
April 14, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Standing at the lectern, Mindy Corporon calmly spoke about love in the face of hatred, describing how two people so central to her life - her father and her son - were shot to death by a gunman who police say is a white supremacist bent on violence. Her voice steady, she described arriving Sunday afternoon moments after the attacker, whom police identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, opened fire in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center here, a shooting rampage that took the lives of three people, including a woman outside a nearby Jewish senior center.
April 10, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A nine-hour standoff in West Covina between police and a gunman ended Thursday when officers said they discovered the man's dead body inside a home. Cpl. Rudy Lopez said the man was found by SWAT team members with a gunshot wound. A weapon was also recovered. The standoff started shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Cortez Street, where a resident reported that a bullet had struck his home, Lopez said. Officers arriving at the location said they heard more gunshots coming from a home across the street.
April 10, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc and Richard Winton
Lockdown orders for seven Tustin schools were lifted Thursday afternoon after a suspected gunman was arrested following an intensive hours-long manhunt. The man, who was not immediately identified, was suspected of fleeing from police after an officer-involved shooting outside an apartment complex about 9 a.m. Thursday. He was taken into custody “without incident,” said Tustin Police Sgt. Andy Birozy. Tustin Unified lifted the lockdowns shortly after 2 p.m. The search prompted a massive search that involved heavily armored tactical vehicles, helicopters and SWAT officers.
April 10, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Seven schools were placed on lockdown in Tustin on Thursday as police scoured the area for a gunman. Residents were warned to stay inside as police from Tustin and Irvine deployed a massive manhunt after an initial confrontation with the gunman in which police officers opened fire on the suspect near Red Hill Avenue and Nisson Road. "Our biggest concern is there are a lot of people living around here. We want everyone who is living here to stay in homes," Tustin Police Chief Charles Celano said.
April 7, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joel Rubin
A gunman walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station lobby Monday night and opened fire, wounding one officer in an exchange of gunfire. The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau Traffic lobby in Mid-City, police said. The officer was hit multiple times, with several of the rounds striking his vest and one bullet passing through his left arm, Cmdr. Dennis Kato said. He was in stable condition, Kato said.
August 6, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators had “looked at” Sikh temple gunman Wade Michael Page more than once because of his associations with right-wing extremists and the possibility that he was providing funding to a domestic terrorist group, but law enforcement officials at the time determined there was not enough evidence of a crime to open an investigation, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, would not say Monday which law enforcement agency had considered investigating Page, or when.
January 15, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Curtis Reeves, who faces second-degree murder charges in the killing of a moviegoer who refused to stop texting, had a similar dispute with another moviegoer at the same theater two weeks earlier, a Florida couple said Wednesday. Jamira and Michael Dixon of Wesley Chapel, Fla., told CNN affiliate WTSP  that they were watching the latest installment of "The Hobbit" at the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in their neighborhood on Dec. 28 when Reeves, 71, snapped at Jamira for texting.
April 4, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Alan Zarembo and Adolfo Flores
After the sudden death of his mother in November, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was upset that officials at Ft. Hood granted him less than two days to go home to Puerto Rico for her funeral. Carmen Lopez's death from a heart attack came just a month after that of his grandfather. Months later, the 34-year-old musician, father and decorated soldier posted a chilling message on his Facebook page about a robbery at his home, saying the devil had taken him and he was "full of hatred. " Lopez opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun, killing three fellow service members and wounding 16 others before turning the weapon on himself at Ft. Hood on Wednesday.
April 3, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield, This post has been updated. See below for details.
Forgive the cynicism, but really, who cares why Army Spec. Ivan Lopez took a gun and killed three people and wounded 16 others at Ft. Hood, Texas, on Wednesday? Thursday's stories were filled with details about Lopez and his rampage: He was being treated for depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances; he had seen a psychiatrist recently and had been prescribed Ambien; he was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder; he served in Iraq but not in combat; he bought his weapon from the same gun store as fellow Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
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