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May 30, 1990
A man shot and killed his estranged wife and daughter, wounded a second daughter, and then killed himself at a Hollywood apartment Tuesday, police said. In the apartment on North Ardmore Avenue, police found the bodies of Jose Osorio, 40, and his estranged wife, Maria, 34, and their daughter, Gisela, 14. Each was shot once in the head, Lt. Bob Ruchhoft said. Another daughter, Maria, 13, shot in the mouth by a bullet that lodged in her shoulder, was in stable condition at Childrens Hospital. A .
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February 23, 1994 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A rookie Los Angeles police officer was fatally shot early Tuesday outside a Northridge home by a 17-year-old youth who had killed his father in a dispute over loud music, investigators said. The boy later apparently shot himself to death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1994 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moments before killing a rookie police officer, 17-year-old Christopher Golly called 911 to say that he had just killed his father and that "I'll see you when you get here," according to a dispatcher's tape released Friday. In a chilling omen of the bloody ambush that followed, Golly ignored the dispatcher's repeated requests to put down his weapon and to stay on the phone until police arrived.
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May 30, 1998 | JIM NEWTON and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER and SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a night of drinking with a female friend, comic Phil Hartman's wife returned to the couple's home early Thursday, shot him to death as he slept, then went to a male friend's house for several hours before returning home and taking her own life, police sources said Friday. Brynn Hartman left behind one or possibly both of the couple's two young children when she fled after shooting her husband twice in the head and once in the body, the sources said.
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December 22, 2000 | JOSH MEYER and KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When LaShanda Crozier pushed her two daughters to their deaths off the downtown County Courthouse and followed them down, it ended a spell of economic and personal hardship, neighbors, relatives and authorities said Thursday. Crozier, 27, had talked of suffering a miscarriage that cost her a job, seeing her boyfriend lose a job, and facing eviction--the threat that brought her to the courthouse, they said.
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June 23, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wiry 7-year-old and her timid little sister did everything they could to protect themselves from danger. They watched over one another. They demanded to be together every waking moment, to sleep in the same bed. They developed a language of their own. It was a bond only a mother could break. Five days before Christmas last year, their mother, LaShanda Crozier, and her husband, Davon Lewis, lost a court battle over back rent, virtually assuring the family's eviction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A distraught woman killed her two young daughters by pushing them off a ninth-floor ledge of the downtown Los Angeles County courthouse Wednesday, then leaped to her own death, Los Angeles police said. Witnesses said the woman let out a piercing scream before she jumped, landing in a lighted interior courtyard. Moments earlier, police had received a report of a suicidal woman on top of the building and tried to talk her back inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1990
A large floral bouquet with a card that says, "We wish we could have been of help," was placed on an armchair in front of the modest brown Reseda house. Rosary beads were tacked to the doors. Messages of love and affection have been scrawled on the walls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1989
Surviving family members of a man who killed himself and his two young children in a modest Reseda house last weekend remain baffled by the tragedy, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. Michael Wolf, 39, shot his son, Kevin, 9, and his daughter, Dana, 11, before turning the revolver on himself Saturday night, homicide Detective Phil Quartararo said. The family had last been seen alive Saturday afternoon at a baseball game in a nearby park, police said. The bodies were discovered about 11 a.m.
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April 28, 1999 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old youth shot his father, stepmother and 4-year-old half brother to death in the family's Hyde Park apartment Tuesday morning before turning the gun on himself, Los Angeles police said. The killer was identified as Renzo Alvarado. His body and those of his father, Rudolfo Alvarado, 51, his stepmother, Eva Veronica Gonzales, 36, and his half brother, whose name was not released, were discovered by police in separate rooms.
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