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November 22, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dedrick Gobert, an actor in the movie "Boyz N the Hood," was one of two men shot to death in a fight over a weekend drag-race, authorities said Monday. Gobert, 22, of Inglewood, and Ignacio Hernandez, 19, of Rosemead, were killed early Saturday on an isolated road in the Mira Loma area north of here, said a spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. A 16-year-old girl was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the neck.
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April 12, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man known as "Neemy" appeared to neighbors to be a decent fellow--quiet, always quick to help them out with something from his toolbox. And so they had trouble Tuesday reconciling the fact that Onesimus P. James allegedly erupted into such a fit of jealous anger that he repeatedly assaulted and raped his girlfriend during the weekend and then shot her two young girls in the head after she escaped.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1997
Three days after a San Clemente man was fatally shot and robbed in Riverside, a 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the crimes, police said Saturday. Richard Sutcliff, 57, was shot to death and stripped of his vehicle and credit cards on the night of Jan. 1 in the 3200 block of Trade Center, a small street in Riverside. Police found his body in a parking lot about 10:50 p.m. when they responded to an emergency call, Riverside Police Officer Roger Sutton said.
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February 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Four people were shot to death and one man was wounded early Sunday after an argument at a nightclub, authorities said. Arturo Sanchez, 26, of Perris, was arrested for investigation of murder, Riverside County sheriff's deputies said in a news release. A motive for the shooting was not immediately determined, deputies said. Officers patrolling the area heard gunshots just before 1 a.m. Sunday and saw Sanchez running from El Dandy Restaurant and Night Club.
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May 30, 1994 | TOM GORMAN and PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A gunman identified as a former Nation of Islam minister shot and wounded controversial former Nation of Islam spokesman Khallid Abdul Muhammad here Sunday on the steps outside a university auditorium where Muhammad had just spoken, officials said. Muhammad, 43, was hit in the left leg by at least one of five or six shots from a 9-millimeter handgun, officials said. He also suffered a graze wound to the right leg.
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August 21, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A gunman firing wildly from inside a mobile home wounded two sheriff's deputies and apparently killed three people early Monday before surrendering at the end of a nine-hour standoff, authorities said. Heinz Joachim Podszuweit, 30, was arrested at his Lake Elsinore home on Plessner Way by Riverside County sheriff's deputies at 9:05 a.m. Inside, authorities found the bodies of three unidentified males, along with a high-powered rifle and hand grenades.
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December 17, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's homicide detectives arrested two men and are looking for two brothers in connection with three homicides and two other shootings, including a carjacking that left an off-duty Ontario policeman wounded, authorities said Wednesday. Riverside County Sheriff's Investigator Harry Sawicki said the four men are all believed to be linked to the spate of shootings. The two still at large are considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.
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May 9, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN and TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities still had found no motive Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a woman and her daughter in a crowded courthouse, but acquaintances speculated the suspect had been under intense stress because of a dog-mauling case in which his young daughter was a prosecution witness. "He's been talking kind of off-the-wall about religion," said Judy Brown, a kitchen worker for the Val Verde School District.
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March 9, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI will investigate an alleged freeway shooting involving the wife of an Anaheim police officer who had made misconduct allegations against members of the department, federal officials confirmed Friday. Officer Steve Nolan, who is on leave and has sued the department, alleges his wife, Annie, was shot at in Riverside County by "unknown officers of the Anaheim Police Department" in retaliation for his reporting alleged incidents of police brutality.
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June 1, 1994 | ANDREA FORD and MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When James E. Bess was arrested in the attempted slaying of a Nation of Islam leader in Riverside, those who had known him in recent years found the outburst of violence out of character. But his past as a young Muslim was marked by serious clashes that resulted in arrests, convictions and the death of his brother. In the mid-1960s, Bess was convicted of manslaughter in Missouri and of assault in Fresno, according to newspaper accounts at the time.
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August 27, 1999
A 4-year-old boy preparing to take his bicycle outside for a ride was shot and killed when an argument between his mother's friends erupted in gunfire, authorities said Thursday. The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was shot in the side of his face and neck and died at his home in the unincorporated High Grove area, Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Perri Feinstein-Portales said.
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March 18, 1999
The FBI is looking into the vandalism of a church whose minister has been outspoken about the fatal shooting of Tyisha Miller in Riverside. Evangelist missionary Edith Rogers, Inland Empire executive director of the Congress of Racial Equality, said she received anonymous death threats by phone after speaking Saturday on a radio broadcast about the Miller case. Early Sunday, vandals shot though a window of the Rose of Sharon Evangelistic Church of God, where Rogers is a missionary.
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October 8, 1998 | TONY PERRY and ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As an edgy sense of order returned to City Hall, authorities Wednesday charged a dismissed city recreation worker with attempted murder after a wild gun battle a day earlier left the mayor, two council members and two police officers wounded. Joseph Neale, 48, faces 15 felony counts--including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and taking hostages--for his alleged role in the incident that ended when police stormed a barricaded boardroom and wounded the gunman.
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October 7, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Joseph Neale's relationship with the city of Riverside began as quietly as the chess games he loves. But in the eight years he worked as a part-time chess coach at a city community center, Neale's zeal for helping disadvantaged youths was tempered by a conviction that government was shortchanging their needs. By the time he was fired in 1994, Neale had written and sent a 57-page treatise on discrimination to city officials and President Clinton.
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October 7, 1998 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six people were wounded Tuesday morning, including the mayor and two City Council members, after a dismissed recreation department chess coach opened fire with a handgun in a City Hall conference room and was finally shot by police in a terrifying close-quarters gun battle. Authorities said the suspect, a U.S. postal carrier, entered the room shortly before a scheduled city government meeting at 8 a.m.
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June 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
One man was killed and a Riverside County sheriff's deputy was critically wounded Thursday during a gun battle at an apartment complex. The 40-year-old deputy, whose name was not released, was shot shortly after midnight when he answered a call about a suspicious person in a carport at the Sycamore Terrace apartments, Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Lohman said. "The deputy gets out to talk to the suspect and tells him to show his hands," Lohman said.
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August 10, 1993 | LEN HALL and NIESON HIMMEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A distraught woman with a gun walked into the nursery of a hospital Monday and shot a nurse, whom she followed to toward the emergency room and shot again before being seized by another nurse who disarmed her, witnesses and authorities said. The wounded nurse was in stable condition after undergoing surgery. No one else was harmed in the attack at the Corona Regional Medical Center. Corona police identified the assailant as Sopehia White, 31, of Sunland.
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May 29, 1993 | Associated Press
Jurors Thursday awarded $1.3 million to victims of a bizarre gunfight between a nightclub singer and a patron who pulled weapons and began shooting during a 1992 performance. Anna Carranza, whose 20-year-old husband was killed in the exchange of gunfire at Plaza Los Arcos in Coachella, was awarded $744,408 of the total. Eight people were hit by bullets. They were among 400 people dancing and listening to the music of popular Mexican singer Marcelino (Chalino) Sanchez when the gunfire began.
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October 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles police jail nurse was shot to death as she drove home on the Pomona Freeway early Monday, Riverside County sheriff's investigators said. Rosie Jane Almeyda, 35, was found dead in her car, which had come to rest against the center divider on the eastbound side of the freeway, just east of Interstate 15 in an unincorporated area of western Riverside County. The bullet was fired through the passenger side window of her car, striking Almeyda in the head, sheriff's officials said.
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June 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
Police shot to death two gunmen who opened fire in the direction of a party crowd early Sunday, authorities said. Nobody else was injured in the confrontation at Five Star Nurseries near the border of Corona and Riverside. "At best they were firing shots up in the air above the crowds," said Deputy Lester Harvey of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, which is handling the investigation. It was unclear whether they were firing at people, he added.
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