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November 4, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Kate Linthicum
The last thing Derek Easley expected to see on Halloween in West Hollywood was a man running through the crowd, flailing and on fire. He came out of nowhere, fully engulfed in flames ”like a torch,” the actor, writer and producer said of the victim, later identified as Gilbert Estrada, 51. Some bystanders thought it was a prank or a stunt, he said, but Easley, 32, quickly recognized the man was in “panic mode.” He and several others ripped...
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September 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO--A San Diego police officer shot a man who was advancing on him in a threatening manner with scissors, police said Saturday. The officer had responded to an afternoon call from shoppers in the Pacific Beach neighborhood about a man talking incoherently and waving scissors, police said. When the man refused a command from the officer to drop the scissors and instead advanced on him, the officer fired a single round, striking the man, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a wound considered non life-threatening.
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November 24, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
A man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic dispute in South Gate late Saturday, according to authorities. The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of San Luis Avenue shortly after 10 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the incident. South Gate police responded to a 911 call that a man and woman were fighting, according to the sheriff's statement. Officers said when they arrived at the scene, the man was uncooperative and ran away.
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December 27, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
A 20-year-old man in Tunisia died after eating 28 raw eggs in a bet with friends, news reports say. The man reportedly ate more than two dozen eggs in one sitting after friends dared him to do it, according to news.com.au . Shortly after swallowing the raw eggs, the man complained of severe stomach pains and his friends called an ambulance to the scene just outside of Kairouan, Tunisia. Tunisia's Shems FM radio station said on Wednesday that “doctors were called ... but he died before medical assistance could reach him.” The official cause of death has not been determined.
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July 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he plowed his vehicle through a gate at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The man rammed through Gate 120 and smashed into a walkway railing around 9:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf said. She said police responded within a minute   and apprehended the man, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The scene is near the cargo area of the airport and did not affect any flights, Burghdorf said.  ALSO: LAFD Chief Brian Cummings says he wants to keep his job Three firefighters injured in three-alarm blaze in City of Industry Victory for veterans -- WWII barracks at O.C. Fairgrounds to be saved twitter.com/LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
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September 25, 2013 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a man in the 1700 block of Burnside Avenue in the Mid-City area Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release. Deputies responded to a Burnside Avenue address and saw a man who closely matched the description of a suspected felon. Upon contact with deputies, the man reached into his waistband and removed several objects, including narcotics and "a black object he held in his hand," the release said. A deputy opened fire, believing the man was arming himself.
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August 16, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A 46-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested Thursday, covered in blood, after he allegedly stabbed his sister-in-law to death with a machete. The man's wife and teenage son also suffered stab and slashing wounds to their chest, KTLA-TV reported. The man, who was not immediately identified, surrendered without incident after police, responding to a domestic violence call, arrived at a home in the 2300 block of North Davidson Drive at about 6 p.m. There they found the man in the backyard covered in blood with the machete, investigators said.
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September 15, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in Hollywood early Sunday morning, police said. Los Angeles police received a call at 2:30 a.m. reporting a fight at Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue , said Officer Cleon Joseph. When officers arrived, they found a man with stab wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, Joseph said. No description of the suspect was given. The motive is unknown. ALSO: Mother of two children found dead in hotel identified, arrested South Bay power outage leaves 115,000 homes without electricity 37 Hawthorne families displaced as workers try to cap methane leak Twitter: LATangel angel.jennings@latimes.com
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December 21, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a Rancho Cucamonga man who was killed while walking on the 210 Freeway in Claremont on Friday night. Jose Alfredo Gomez, 35, was killed about 11:30 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle in the No. 1 westbound lane, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was unclear why he was walking on the roadway. Gomez's car was found about a quarter of a mile away from the collision on the shoulder of the freeway's eastbound lanes, according to a report by CBSLA . The driver who hit Gomez was not arrested or charged.
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