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August 25, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a 15-year-old boy who was fatally wounded by a Santa Ana police officer during a 1992 gang battle filed suit Tuesday against the city and the Police Department. Jose DeJesus Jimenez was shot twice in the back by Officer Steven Serrano, according to the suit, after the teen-ager fled a gang fight near First and Flower streets. Jimenez died several days later of his wounds. Police declined to comment on the suit Tuesday.
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October 12, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a personable young man from an upper-middle-class family in Brea. He attended Brea High School, got married and served a stint in the Army. But somewhere along the way, Gregory Alan Rosenberger began to drift in life, family members said Wednesday. Despite working sporadically in the family garage-door business and occasionally enjoying such sports as rock climbing, the 24-year-old never settled into a steady job.
NEWS
October 11, 1989 | Compiled by Dan Weikel and Lisa Mascaro, Times staff writers
Eleven people have died so far this year in officer-involved shootings. The Orange County district attorney's office, which routinely investigates all such shootings, is still reviewing the four most recent cases. The first seven cases--from Jan. 29 to July 21--have been closed, with the district attorney finding no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Oct. 10--Anaheim--Police fatally shot Gregory A. Rosenberger, 25, a drug suspect, during a struggle with officers. Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1991
The Long Beach Police Department this week fired an officer charged with shooting a Santa Ana man during a traffic dispute in Fountain Valley two months ago, his attorney said Tuesday. Police Cpl. Alan B. Ice, a 21-year-veteran of the department, was dismissed on Monday. Police officials said in the dismissal letter that Ice "intentionally and without justification" discharged his gun during the Sept. 28 confrontation with Santa Ana resident Neil Cramer, who was hospitalized.
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August 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investigators looked into the fatal shooting of a civilian by military police at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Jim Poyyak, 36, of Yorba Linda, was shot during a struggle with a military police officer who had chased him as he drove his truck through the base Saturday, officials said. Poyyak failed to stop around 3 p.m. when entering the San Luis Rey gate, which is considered the back entrance to the sprawling base and is near the compound's headquarters, said base spokesman Cpl. Mike Wanjura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A youth died Friday after being shot by a police officer the night before during a gunfire-punctuated hunt for reputed gang members suspected in a drive-by shooting. The youth was pronounced dead hours after being shot Thursday night in an armed confrontation with the officer on Alcester Street, according to Westminster police. After the shooting, officers, aided by police dogs and helicopters, conducted a six-hour search around more than 200 houses in the neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1989 | KIMBERLY L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A 53-year-old man who was shot and killed by Fountain Valley police Wednesday had wrestled a night stick from one of the officers and attacked them with it, police said Thursday. Harry Owen Clark was shot five to six times in the chest, arm and thigh, Fountain Valley Police Lt. Rod Gillman said. "It's probably what it took to stop him," Gillman said of the gunshots. Neighbors described Clark as "a big man," about 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 260 pounds.
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February 21, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her body shook as she sobbed, and her face was creased with pain. As Sun Im Kim clawed at the white funeral hearse that contained her son's body, mourners found themselves looking away Tuesday, unable to watch her grief. It was the last time that Hong Il Kim, 27, would be going home.
NEWS
July 15, 1996 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER and THAO HUA and RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fullerton police arrested a suspect early Sunday in the murder of a rookie California Highway Patrol officer who was shot seven times in a chilling confrontation with a motorist in a well-lighted parking lot before 35 stunned witnesses. Fullerton police said Sunday night that a suspect identified as Young Ho Choi, 33, of Palm Springs, had been booked and was being held in the Fullerton jail. Fullerton Police Det. Doug Kennedy said the suspect has an extensive criminal record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG
California Highway Patrol officers were justified in their fatal shooting of a murder suspect who led them on a 300-mile chase that ended on a freeway off-ramp in Westminster, authorities said. On Jan. 3, Darren Michael Stroh, 22, allegedly killed a man in Merced County and stole his car to continue a trip to San Diego, authorities said.
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