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April 15, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW and RICHARD SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man apparently distraught over the death early Saturday morning of his father at the Mission Bay Memorial Hospital returned with a handgun later in the day and sprayed the emergency room with bullets, police said, killing a nurse and a hospital trainee and wounding two others--a doctor and the father of a patient. The man identified by police as Bradford Warren Powers Jr., 46, of La Jolla, called police from a pay phone about an hour after the 5 p.m. shooting and turned himself in.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A 31-year-old convicted felon is in San Diego County jail on suspicion of shooting a San Diego police officer Thursday while attempting to avoid arrest, according to jail records. Ignacio Canela is being held on multiple charges of possession of drugs, possession of burglary tools, being a felon with a firearm, evading arrest and attempted murder. There is no bail listed. Canela is suspected of shooting the officer in an attempt to keep from being arrested on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.
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NEWS
May 23, 1988
One of four victims of drive-by shootings in San Diego was in critical condition and another possibly blinded, officials said. Chris Honeycutt was hit in the face and may have been blinded after he and a friend, John House, were hit by shotgun fire. The men, both of San Diego, were shot as they left a beauty salon. About a half hour after that shooting, Denetta Harper and Cherell Jackson of San Diego were wounded as they stood at 47th and Market streets, police said.
SPORTS
November 23, 2007 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
For every San Diego spurt, there was just too much Taj Gibson brawn. For every Toreros push, there was simply too much O.J. Mayo flash. Spunky San Diego hung tough with USC on Thursday night at the Anaheim Convention Center before finally succumbing, 60-50, in the first round of the Anaheim Classic when Gibson and Mayo took over in the final minutes. After Toreros guard De'Jon Jackson buried a three-pointer to pull San Diego to within five points, Gibson responded with a lay-in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
A man who shot a woman in the back during a showing of the Academy Award-winning movie "Schindler's List" was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison. At the time of the shooting in a San Diego movie theater in January, law enforcement officials quoted 45-year-old gunman James Kirby as saying he wanted to "test God" and protect Jews.
NEWS
November 23, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Three people, two of whom had just left a Lions Club luncheon, were wounded on a downtown San Diego intersection Tuesday in a drive-by shooting that police said apparently lacked a motive. Shortly after the shooting, police arrested Rolando Rosario Ignacio, 25, at his southeast San Diego home as he got out of his car carrying a .357 revolver in a plastic bag, police spokesman Dave Cohen said. The incident was the latest in a rash of drive-by shootings in San Diego this year.
NEWS
September 19, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Marine hero has been arrested and San Diego police are searching for another suspect in the freeway shooting of an orthopedic surgeon that investigators believe was plotted by the surgeon's former partner. The case took a new turn Saturday when former Marine Ronald Gene Self, 28, surrendered and was booked on suspicion of possessing a silencer. Police seized the device Friday at the La Jolla guest house that Self rented from Dr.
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August 16, 1996 | TONY PERRY and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A student apparently distraught about the poor evaluation he had received on his master's thesis walked into the Engineering Building at San Diego State University on Thursday afternoon and shot three faculty members to death before surrendering to police, authorities said. Police said the three men slain were members of a thesis defense committee that had been evaluating the work of candidates for graduate degrees in engineering.
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March 6, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD and TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the last month, Andy Williams, the pale, slight Santana High School freshman, repeatedly told friends he was going to take one of his father's guns to school and shoot people. Friends all said they thought he was joking. The threats were frequently made to Williams' friends who hung out at the Woodglen Vista Skate Park. "You guys just watch, I'll do it," he said. "Everybody would just laugh and tell him to shut up," said Dustin Hopkins, a friend. "Then Andy said, 'OK, I'll show you one day.
NEWS
January 7, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Police arrested a man for questioning in the shooting of a 40-year-old woman Thursday during a matinee of the movie "Schindler's List." James Michael Kirby, 45, of San Diego, was arrested by La Mesa police and turned over to the San Diego Police Department, according to a statement from the San Diego department. Kirby was stopped by a La Mesa police officer for driving erratically. During a routine check of his name, police identified Kirby as the owner of the gun used in the shooting.
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August 22, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A task force formed after shooting rampages at two high schools in eastern San Diego County has recommended that additional police be stationed on campuses and more parents and other "appropriate, caring" adults get involved with schools. Still, the group concluded that "available research establishes that there is no way to predict or 'profile' a school shooter."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The assistant principal of Granite Hills High School testified Thursday that a smiling Jason Hoffman leveled a shotgun at him and said, "I'm going to get you," before beginning a shooting rampage March 22 that left five people wounded. Testifying in Hoffman's preliminary hearing, Daniel Barnes said he dove through a door just as the senior at the El Cajon school fired a blast that shattered the door's window.
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April 28, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Andrew Williams, 15, accused of a shooting rampage at Santana High School in Santee that left two dead and 13 wounded, should be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Herbert Exarhos rejected claims by Williams' attorneys that Proposition 21, the ballot measure allowing prosecutors to send juveniles accused of serious crimes directly to Superior Court, is unconstitutional. Deputy Public Defender Randy Mize said Exarhos' ruling will be appealed.
NEWS
March 23, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There had been time for tears to dry, no time yet for wounds to heal. Santee Mayor Randy Voepel had returned to work Thursday for his first full day since the shooting at Santana High School two weeks ago. It was early afternoon when he got the telephone call. Another shooting. In neighboring El Cajon. At Granite Hills High School. "All I could do is turn on the radio and try not to cry," said Voepel, who calls himself a small-town, part-time mayor.
NEWS
March 15, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two young children and a man were found shot to death Tuesday inside a home in San Diego's Allied Gardens neighborhood. A woman found in the house was hospitalized in critical condition. Police said some victims were shot in the head, but refused to release further details about the shootings. A handgun was recovered at the home, but investigators would not say if the killing appeared to be a murder-suicide or if an intruder is being sought.
NEWS
March 6, 2001 | GREG KRIKORIAN and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One young man fell in the restroom and never rose again, struck in the head by a bullet. A school security guard felt his body pierced by four shots but miraculously survived. A wounded student teacher dragged himself along the ground, unable to move his legs but wanting desperately to flee, until someone lifted him onto a food cart and rolled him away.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1994 | ROBERT W. WELKOS and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An official at United Artists Theaters on Friday defended security measures at the nationwide chain, a day after a woman watching "Schindler's List" was shot and wounded by a man sitting behind her in the audience at a downtown San Diego movie theater. The shooting touched off panic among many patrons. "It's a very isolated type of case," said Ray Nutt, vice president of corporate operations. "There isn't anything I foresee that United Artists could have done to prevent this situation."
NEWS
February 8, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a disturbing case of life imitating art, prosecutors said Monday that a man who shot a woman in the back during a showing of "Schindler's List" told investigators he pulled the trigger "to test God" and protect Jews from danger. James Michael Kirby, 45, critically wounded Ellen Campbell, 40, as she sat at the Horton Plaza theater in downtown San Diego on Jan. 6. He fired one round from a .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol.
NEWS
March 6, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD and TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the last month, Andy Williams, the pale, slight Santana High School freshman, repeatedly told friends he was going to take one of his father's guns to school and shoot people. Friends all said they thought he was joking. The threats were frequently made to Williams' friends who hung out at the Woodglen Vista Skate Park. "You guys just watch, I'll do it," he said. "Everybody would just laugh and tell him to shut up," said Dustin Hopkins, a friend. "Then Andy said, 'OK, I'll show you one day.
NEWS
September 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a stray bullet and two adults died when a gunman burst into an apartment and opened fire, police said Tuesday. The child was asleep in a bedroom when the boy's uncle and the man's girlfriend were shot in the living room of their apartment late Monday in the city's Normal Heights neighborhood, Lt. Ray Sigwalt said. The attack was apparently retribution for a dispute involving drugs, Sigwalt said. Michael Plummer, 27, died at the apartment.
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