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June 17, 1997 | From Associated Press
A gunman opened fire during a thwarted robbery at a McDonald's restaurant Monday, killing a 9-year-old girl before an off-duty police officer mortally wounded him, authorities said. The gunman entered the restaurant through the employees entrance about 3 p.m. and handed a note to the manager, who then told employees they were being robbed, police said. An off-duty Barstow officer eating in the restaurant tried to confront the gunman, who opened fire, Police Lt.
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July 18, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man who was killed by police Monday after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle and pointed a weapon at officers was identified as Frank Hurtado, 22, of Los Angeles, San Bernardino County coroner's officials said Tuesday. Officers shot Hurtado three times, San Bernardino Sgt. Ron Schwenka said. The incident began when a security guard saw Hurtado shoot a man in the leg and steal his sport utility vehicle in a parking lot near 4th and E streets about 3 p.m. Monday, Schwenka said.
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November 25, 1995 | TOM GORMAN and BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Randall Tolbert went with gun in hand to hunt down former Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey C. Koon because he was angry that one of the men convicted of beating Rodney G. King had been sent to a halfway house in the predominantly black Riverside County community where Tolbert lived, his family and friends said Friday.
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July 17, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
San Bernardino Police fatally shot a carjacking suspect Monday after a standoff in which the man allegedly fired at officers, authorities said. Around 3 p.m., the man, whose name was not released, shot a driver in the leg and stole his car near 4th and E streets, San Bernardino Police Sgt. Gerald Jones said. After a high-speed chase, the suspect crashed the car on Highland Avenue, Jones said.
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January 31, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Frantic that Armageddon was near and distraught over losing track of his family, a charter bus driver hijacked a Greyhound bus and its eight passengers in Phoenix early Thursday and led police on a 320-mile chase that ended with him being shot to death just after reaching home. A Colton police officer killed Reynaldo Andrade Gonzalez in the driveway of the house where he lived with his pregnant wife and three children.
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January 31, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For most of his 33 years, Reynaldo Andrade Gonzalez was a popular neighbor on palm-lined Stevenson Street. A warm, devoted father of three. The neighborhood fix-it man. A reliable employee. Gonzalez was hardly the stereotype of a crazed hijacker. "He was always the kind of person to help people," said neighbor Barbara Loa, whose young daughter was once saved by Gonzalez when she fell into a back yard swimming pool and nearly drowned.
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January 1, 1988
A confrontation involving a Bloomington man who was shot and killed by a deputy is being investigated by San Bernardino County homicide detectives, a spokesman said. It was the sixth shooting by law enforcement officers in the county in as many weeks, authorities said. Deputies called to the scene of a stabbing found Moises Acevedo, 24, stabbing himself with a knife, Deputy Jerry Bulf said. When they ordered Acevedo to drop the knife, Acevedo threatened them and a deputy shot him, Bulf said.
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July 17, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
San Bernardino Police fatally shot a carjacking suspect Monday after a standoff in which the man allegedly fired at officers, authorities said. Around 3 p.m., the man, whose name was not released, shot a driver in the leg and stole his car near 4th and E streets, San Bernardino Police Sgt. Gerald Jones said. After a high-speed chase, the suspect crashed the car on Highland Avenue, Jones said.
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May 6, 1999
A driver of a motor home who led officers on a chase through four counties was shot to death early Wednesday by sheriff's deputies after they say he fired on them outside a home here. The confrontation ended after more than three hours of pursuit that began outside Camp Pendleton in San Diego County and went through Orange and Los Angeles counties. After the driver crashed the motor home through the fence at the home, two of his passengers fled, said Riverside Sheriff's Det. Mark Wasserman.
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November 19, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A gunman suspected of shooting and killing his girlfriend and her mother at point-blank range in front of an apartment complex was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies three hours later after a running gun battle down a tree-lined residential street, authorities said Wednesday. No one else was injured in the gunfire, although the stucco exteriors of several small homes along the street were chipped by stray bullets.
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May 6, 1999
A driver of a motor home who led officers on a chase through four counties was shot to death early Wednesday by sheriff's deputies after they say he fired on them outside a home here. The confrontation ended after more than three hours of pursuit that began outside Camp Pendleton in San Diego County and went through Orange and Los Angeles counties. After the driver crashed the motor home through the fence at the home, two of his passengers fled, said Riverside Sheriff's Det. Mark Wasserman.
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September 4, 1998 | Associated Press
Authorities are investigating the death of a Camp Pendleton Marine who was shot and killed by a San Bernardino police officer. A report released Thursday by the San Bernardino Police Department said Lance Cpl. Raymond W. Quiroz, 20, was shot after he jumped on a patrol car, yelled at the officer and attacked her when she got out of her vehicle. The officer was flagged down by two women about 4 a.m. Saturday in San Bernardino, authorities said.
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June 17, 1997 | From Associated Press
A gunman opened fire during a thwarted robbery at a McDonald's restaurant Monday, killing a 9-year-old girl before an off-duty police officer mortally wounded him, authorities said. The gunman entered the restaurant through the employees entrance about 3 p.m. and handed a note to the manager, who then told employees they were being robbed, police said. An off-duty Barstow officer eating in the restaurant tried to confront the gunman, who opened fire, Police Lt.
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November 25, 1995 | TOM GORMAN and BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Randall Tolbert went with gun in hand to hunt down former Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey C. Koon because he was angry that one of the men convicted of beating Rodney G. King had been sent to a halfway house in the predominantly black Riverside County community where Tolbert lived, his family and friends said Friday.
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March 26, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two police officers who exchanged "high-five" hand slaps after one of them shot and killed an armed teen-ager last month were celebrating their own safety and not the young man's death, Police Chief Dan Robbins said. Still, their conduct "is unacceptable and cannot be condoned," Robbins said in a prepared statement released this week. One of the unidentified officers shot and killed Clarence Anthony Harris on Feb.
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November 19, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A gunman suspected of shooting and killing his girlfriend and her mother at point-blank range in front of an apartment complex was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies three hours later after a running gun battle down a tree-lined residential street, authorities said Wednesday. No one else was injured in the gunfire, although the stucco exteriors of several small homes along the street were chipped by stray bullets.
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May 12, 1987
A sheriff's deputy will not face any charges for fatally shooting a teen-ager who pointed a toy gun at him, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office announced. The decision followed a review of the April 7 shooting of Leonard Joseph Falcon, 19, in Rancho Cucamonga. Falcon was shot because the deputy, Dan'l Durrant, 30, mistook the toy for a real weapon during a nighttime encounter at a school where the victim was playing a game called Lazer Tag.
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November 9, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Bernardino police officer who went to the wrong address in response to a silent alarm shot and killed a businessman after mistaking him for a robber, authorities said Sunday. The officer was wounded in the chest during an exchange of gunfire with the victim, police said. Putrous Samaan, 54, of San Bernardino was killed outside his ice cream warehouse Friday evening when the officer went to the wrong address, police said.
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