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September 29, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jurors at the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician heard a 911 call Thursday that prosecutors allege was delayed by nearly half an hour by the doctor's attempts at a cover-up. "I need an ambulance as soon as possible," a Jackson security guard, Alberto Alvarez, told an emergency operator in the recording played at Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial . Alvarez, who took the stand for prosecutors Thursday, told the operator a 50-year-old man had stopped breathing.
March 16, 1999
Police on Monday were searching for a security guard suspected of shooting and wounding another guard at a northwest Pasadena housing project. Pablo Alonso, 27 of North Hollywood is wanted for questioning in a shooting at the Community Arms on Friday night. Gene Gomez, 36, of Covina, an armed guard at the complex, told police he was wounded shortly before 8:30 p.m. by fellow security guard Alonso. Police said they don't know the motive.
April 13, 1990
Inglewood police have charged a security guard who worked at a nightclub for teen-agers with the March 31 shooting death of a Los Angeles man outside the club, authorities said Thursday. Abdul Mohammed, 38, who was volunteering as a security guard at RBD-Joshua's on Manchester Boulevard, and another suspect who is still at large, both allegedly followed Kevin Davis, 19, to his car after an argument and fired at him with semiautomatic pistols, police said.
November 20, 1998 | TINA DIRMANN
A security guard patrolling the grounds of a freight company died early Thursday morning after accidentally stepping into the path of a yard tractor. Delores Ridley, 56, of Ventura was walking at Harbor Freight Tools Yard on Mission Oaks Boulevard about 2 a.m. when she was hit by a backing tractor, police said. Ridley was rushed to St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo to be treated for severe injuries and shock, authorities said. She died in the emergency room just after 5 a.m.
November 18, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A security guard screening partygoers at a rave in the 6000 block of Broadway was fatally shot early Sunday by a man who was denied entrance, police said. John Henry Smith, 33, of Hawaiian Gardens, was shot once in the face by a gunman who was turned away at the door, Det. Elizabeth Rico said. The gunman quickly fled the scene and remains at large, Rico said. A coroner's official said Smith died at Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center.
October 25, 1993
A security guard at Old World Village, 7561 Center St., was stabbed in the neck early Sunday, and police arrested a 25-year-old transient on suspicion of committing the crime. The victim, Eddie Silvano, 30, was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where he was in stable condition. Arrested was Aaron Zelen, who police said was apprehended in Old World Village shortly after the stabbing. He was being held at Huntington Beach Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
July 19, 1990 | From Times wire services
An on-duty security guard crossing railroad tracks in a golf cart was hit by a freight train and killed early today in the City of Industry. The 24-year-old man, whose name was withheld until his relatives were notified, was killed on impact when the train plowed into his cart at Fullerton Road about 3:45 a.m., Sheriff's Sgt. John Cashion said. According to deputies, the train was unable to stop immediately and continued another few hundred feet, dragging the cart.
July 5, 1991
A 27-year-old security guard was found dead in his vehicle on a La Jolla street Thursday, and authorities said they suspect an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound as the cause of death. The identity of the security guard, an employee of Strategic Security of San Diego, was not released late Thursday. San Diego Police Sgt. Mike Gibbs said the victim was found about 3:30 p.m. in his car, which was parked in the 9600 block of La Jolla Farms Road.
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