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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 19-year-old man suspected of robbing a La Jolla pharmacy at gunpoint was found dead hours later after apparently committing suicide by ingesting the stolen drugs, police said Saturday. The CVS Pharmacy was robbed late Friday morning by a gunman wearing a white mask with a thin mustache, akin to the Guy Fawkes masks worn by protesters in the Occupy movement. Later Friday, the man's family became concerned after not hearing from him. A neighbor found him unconscious and notified police.
NATIONAL
July 24, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano
In the wake of Friday's massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation say the gunman must have had a substantial amount of target practice before the shootings. They based their assessment on what they call the gunman's “unusually high” hit rate during the attack in the theater. Twelve people were killed, and 58 were injured. The gunman used -- perhaps most notably -- an AR-15 assault-style rifle with a magazine that could hold as many as 100 rounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2013 | By Alicia Banks, Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A gunman who opened fire on police and was holding two females hostage at an Inglewood home is a 45-year-old with a criminal history, authorities said Wednesday night. The man was holding his girlfriend and her daughter hostage inside the home in the 10700 block of 5th Avenue, said Lt. Dave Dolson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He did not provide details on the gunman's criminal history. The tense standoff began about 12:30 p.m. after the gunman tried to drag the daughter, believed to be about 14 years old, by her hair outside the home, according to police.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2013 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated. Please see note below.
DURHAM, N.C. -- A man with a pistol-grip shotgun shot and wounded four people near a law firm and outside a Walmart in Greenville, N.C., late Friday morning, according to Greenville police. The gunman was shot and wounded by police officers at the scene and taken into custody, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said a news conference. The shooter was shot several times, Aden said, and carried "a significant amount of ammunition -- enough to really do some significant damage.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2014 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
COLUMBIA, Md. -- Police on Sunday identified the gunman in a shooting Saturday at a shopping mall here that left three people dead, including the shooter. Authorities said they are still trying to determine the motive. "We want to find out why this occurred," Howard County police Chief William McMahon said at a news conference in the mall parking lot. The gunman was identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, Md. One of the victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, was also from College Park, but police said they had not yet found any evidence that the gunman knew Benlolo or the other victim, Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, Md. Both victims worked at a skateboard store in the mall.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Four people died at an Aurora, Colo., townhome early Saturday morning, including a gunman who barricaded himself inside for hours, police said. Around 9 a.m., police said the suspect shot at officers from a second-story window. They returned fire, hitting the man. The suspect was pronounced dead in an upstairs bedroom. Inside the home, police discovered two other men and one woman dead. Another woman was able to escape early Saturday morning when she jumped from an upstairs window, and called police around 3 a.m., Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told the Denver Post.
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October 18, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
Four people were shot -- three fatally -- at a central Florida salon Thursday morning before the shooter turned the gun on himself, local Florida media reported. A gunman walked into the Las Dominicanas M & M Salon in Casselberry about 11 a.m. and shot four women before walking away from the scene and going to a residence some miles away, where he shot himself, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Police have not identified the shooter or his victims. Family members of the victims and shooter were at the scene Thursday morning.
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August 24, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
The shootout outside the Empire State Building between police and a gunman apparently bent on revenge was captured in grainy surveillance video released by the New York Police Department. The video, recorded by an NYPD surveillance camera, picks up at the end of a narrative police described Friday: Outside an apparel store near the tourist-packed landmark in Midtown Manhattan, 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson pulled a pistol on a former colleague and repeatedly shot him in the head.    In the pandemonium that followed, at least nine other people were wounded, some hit by police gunfire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A lockdown was lifted at Canoga Park High School on Thursday as police continued to search for a man with a gun seen on campus. The school was placed on lockdown at about 9:25 a.m. as officers from the LAPD and Los Angeles Unified School District police searched in and around the campus for the gunman, said LAPD Officer Christopher No. According to reports from the scene, No said, a young man or juvenile was walking down the street with...
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