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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
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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.
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July 20, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A lone 24-year-old masked gunman entered a Colorado movie theater playing the new Batman movie and opened fire early Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 50, according to police and local media. The suspect, a white male, was found in the parking lot and did not resist arrest, CNN said.  Witnesses described a chaotic scene, telling television reporters that they were overcome by noxious gas unleashed by the suspect just before he started shooting, and that they had to decide between staying on the ground, helping wounded victims or running away before the gunman was able to reload his weapon.
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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 metrodesk@latimes.com
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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June 7, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia, Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein
UPDATE: Police say five, not seven, dead in shooting; gunman acted alone Seven people -- including the gunman -- are dead after a shooting rampage that ended at Santa Monica College, police said. Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks described a violent shooting rampage that appears to have begun in the 2000 block of Yorkshire Avenue just before noon. Two people were found dead on Yorkshire Avenue and a home was on fire, authorities said. PHOTOS: Shooting at Santa Monica College The gunman then moved west along Pico Boulevard, firing at cars, including a bus and a police vehicle.
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December 16, 2012 | By Tina Susman and Matt Pearce
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- School shooter Adam Lanza killed his mother with "multiple" shots to her head and killed himself with a single shot to his head, according to a coroner's report released Sunday. After killing his mother in the home they shared, Lanza, 20, drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he opened fire in two classrooms Friday morning, killing 20 children and six adults. He then turned the gun on himself. The autopsy reports were released by Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, who said earlier that all the children had been shot multiple times.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 14, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano, Alana Semuels and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEWTOWN, Conn. - A gunman massacred 20 children and six adults at a suburban elementary school here Friday morning before killing himself in what appeared to be the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, authorities said. Sources said Adam Lanza, 20, earlier killed his mother at home and then drove her Honda to Sandy Hook Elementary School equipped with firearms that were registered to one or both of his divorced parents. Clad in military fatigues and carrying two semiautomatic pistols, he entered the school, argued with someone in the hallway and then opened fire on staff members and children around 9:30 a.m., a law enforcement source said.
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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.
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April 3, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
A 27-year-old man was killed in Chesterfield Square on Thursday morning in what police called a gang-related shooting. Ryan Black was standing in the walkway of a motel near West 55th Street and South Western Avenue about 8:05 a.m. when a gunman walked up and shot him, said Los Angeles police Det. Sal LaBarbera. No words were exchanged, and the gunman ran from the scene, LaBarbera said. HOMICIDE REPORT: Tracking killings in L.A. County In the last 12 months, five people have been killed within a mile of the scene of Thursday's shooting, according to the L.A. Times' Homicide Report.
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