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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.
February 27, 1994
A Lancaster man was in serious condition Saturday after being shot by a convenience store security guard who was trying to detain the man after he was identified as a suspect in a previous theft of beer, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. David Martinez, 26, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center with a single gunshot wound following the incident that occurred at 10:45 p.m. Friday at Little Mini Market in the 300 block of West Avenue I, authorities said.
September 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
A security guard who had been arguing with his wife was arrested early today after the woman and her mother were shot to death and a 15-year-old nephew and sister-in-law wounded during an attack inside the apartment of the Korean emigre family, police said. Suk Kyung Baek, 30, was booked for investigation of murder and held without bail after he surrendered to police, said Detective Dan Andrews of the Wilshire Division.
September 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
In a case that heightened racial tensions, a judge threw out manslaughter charges Wednesday against a store security guard accused of fatally choking a black man after an alleged shoplifting. The judge said the victim may have died of a heart problem, rather than asphyxiation. Dennis Richardson, 29, a guard for Lord & Taylor, was charged with choking Frederick Finley, 32, on June 22 after Richardson and other guards confronted him in the parking lot.
January 25, 1990
A Long Beach jury deliberated less than 90 minutes Wednesday before acquitting a security guard of raping a homeless woman in the basement of a local ministry. Calvin Farrell, 35, was found not guilty after a monthlong trial in which he was accused of luring a 33-year-old woman into a room at the Christian Outreach Appeal to "talk Bible." He has been jailed on a $10,000 bond since Nov. 14.
December 20, 1987
An unarmed security guard at a Holiday Inn in San Diego was shot and killed early Saturday, apparently after he surprised a man acting as a lookout for a robbery, police said. Glenn Avery, 67, of San Diego was found dead by police about 12:40 a.m. of a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Avery was an employee of Burns International Security. Authorities believed he had been assigned to the Holiday Inn at 810 Aero Drive for about a week.
February 18, 1996
A Los Angeles man was shot and killed Saturday inside a popular Sun Valley nightclub, as dozens of people danced only a few feet away, police said. Adolfo Montiel Bucio, 37, of Echo Park was pronounced dead at La Sierra Restaurant on San Fernando Road, Los Angeles police said. An unidentified man walked into the restaurant about 1 a.m. Saturday, fired several shots at Bucio at point-blank range and ran out, according to reports. Bucio, who worked as a security guard, was struck once in the chest.
December 20, 1992 | Terry Murphy
What do an Indian army colonel, an NYPD officer, an archeologist and a prize-winning poet wear when they hang out together? The navy blue blazer and gray flannel trousers of a J. Paul Getty Museum security officer. The strong and silent types who stand watch over the sculptures and sarcophagi have some exotic sidelines and former professions. There's also a Japanese literature professor, an Ethiopian superintendent of schools, two theologians, an astronomer and assorted musicians and artists.
January 24, 1988 | From United Press International
If you think you've been seeing more security guards lately, you're not imagining things. According to the state Department of Consumer Affairs, the number of licensed security guards in Los Angeles County jumped from 29,092 in 1980 to 55,292 in 1987. There are 731 private security companies in the county registered with the state--almost twice as many as in 1980--and many of these companies have seen their businesses grow by more than 100% in the last five years.
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