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November 2, 2000 | JEANNETTE SANCHEZ-PALACIOS and ELISE GEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A freak accident is how neighbors are describing the Halloween shooting death of 19-year-old Jeff Chesingto. After a night of trick-or-treating with his 1-year-old son, Chesingto invited friends to his apartment in the 8000 block of Rosemead Boulevard. One of the guests, Jennifer Paragas, 18, ended up shooting Chesingto to death with a 9-millimeter handgun she believed to be empty, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Longshore.
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October 13, 2000 | DALONDO MOULTRIE and JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A heart-shaped welcome sign still hangs on the screen door at the West Covina home of Carlos Alejandro Balotta and his wife Maria, but the family had begun to fall apart weeks ago. Maria Balotta had moved out. Her husband told friends that he would be getting a divorce. And Wednesday night, the couple quarreled late into the night. By midnight, both were dead. Sheriff's deputies say they think Alejandro Balotta shot his wife and then struggled with their 14-year-old son, Tito, over the gun.
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October 12, 2000
A rolling gun battle on the Golden State Freeway on Wednesday night left one person injured and police searching for a suspect in a Glendale apartment building. The incident began about 8:15 p.m. when the occupants of two dark-colored vehicles exchanged several shots while traveling north on the freeway near the Ventura Freeway. Police said horrified motorists and an LAPD officer witnessed the shooting.
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October 8, 2000 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suspect charged in the March 2 shooting of Rodney Anderson, a Cal State Fullerton freshman basketball player last season, was identified as Curtis Vaughn Jackson by the investigating officer Saturday. Jackson, 24, was charged Thursday with four counts of attempted murder and is being held at Los Angeles County Jail, said Louie Aguilera, a detective with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
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October 5, 2000
A 34-year-old Newhall man was in stable condition Wednesday after being shot by a youth who tried to steal beer from him and his two brothers, officials said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the victim, Rigoberto Palomares, was in the courtyard of his apartment complex on the 24200 block of Pine Street with his two brothers at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday when they were approached by at least three young men who tried to steal their beer.
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October 1, 2000
An 18-year-old Carson High School football player was shot to death early Saturday when the car he and his friends were riding in came under fire from a passing vehicle, authorities reported. Dominick Batiste, a member of the defending Los Angeles City Section champion Colts, was killed about 1 a.m. near the intersection of Cyrene Drive and Tajauta Avenue in Carson, according to sheriff's deputies. Batiste was the only one hit by gunfire.
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September 26, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators are seeking the public's help in tracking down a Pasadena gang member suspected in two shootings. Elrader Ray Browning Jr., 20, is wanted in connection with the Aug. 31 shooting of a fellow gang member in a Palmdale apartment complex and the July 20 shooting of a rival gangster in Pasadena's Villa Park, sheriff's spokesman Paul Ullmann said. "What concerns us is he doesn't care who's around when he gets ready to shoot," Ullmann said.
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September 26, 2000
A man who was shot in the head while driving crashed his car and died late Sunday night, police said. Jeffrey Williams, 44, was driving in the 12200 block of Wilmington Avenue when the 10:30 p.m. shooting occurred, said Sgt. Brenda Cambra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect in the shooting was seen walking and carrying a handgun in the parking lot of a nearby liquor store, Cambra said. He fired several shots toward the liquor store, Cambra said.
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September 24, 2000
A young man was shot to death Friday night while driving east on the 91 Freeway in Carson, authorities said. Responding to reports of shots at 8:40 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found a car crashed near Avalon Boulevard. Inside, a male in his 20s was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim's identity was not released. A sheriff's spokesman said the shots were apparently fired from another car.
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