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October 17, 1991 | LIANNE HART and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history, a man crashed his pickup truck into a cafeteria crowded with lunchtime patrons here Wednesday afternoon and began firing rapidly and indiscriminately with a semiautomatic pistol, killing 22 people. The gunman later was found dead of a gunshot wound in a restaurant restroom, police said. The massacre resulted in injuries to 20 others, many of them listed in "very critical condition."
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August 14, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Just after noon Monday, Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann embarked on a seemingly routine chore — serving an eviction notice in a pleasant neighborhood a few blocks from Texas A&M University. But a man at the house on Fidelity Street opened fire, killing Bachmann, 41. That triggered a 30-minute shootout with police that left the gunman and a bystander dead in an outbreak of violence that shocked this serene college town. Police killed the gunman, but not before he shot and killed a 43-year-old man and wounded a 55-year-old woman.
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September 18, 1999 | CLAUDIA KOLKER and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The vague profile of Larry Gene Ashbrook, who authorities say killed seven churchgoers, wounded seven more, then killed himself, developed more dimensions Friday, even as this city fought for perspective on the havoc Ashbrook wrought. The man most people first learned of after his Wednesday rampage at Wedgwood Baptist Church called and wrote to newspapers, feared imagined persecutors--and may have mingled with Texas hate groups, people who had met him said.
SPORTS
June 16, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
In his mind, Roy Harris can still see Floyd Patterson looking up at him from the canvas. In his heart, Roy Harris can still see himself winning. When heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and challenger Vitali Klitschko square off Saturday night at Staples Center, it will have been 45 years since Harris and Patterson faced each other in the last heavyweight title fight held in Los Angeles. Patterson, suffering from a form of dementia, has little or no memory of that night.
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September 23, 1998 | CARY CARDWELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frank Mull, a top country music promoter in the 1970s, was traveling with Merle Haggard while the singer played some south Texas dates three weeks ago when they heard that Johnny Rodriguez had been charged with murder. "Merle was almost in tears about it," Mull said of the arrest of the dreamy-eyed singer and songwriter who became the first Latino to break into country's galaxy of stars with a string of hits beginning in 1972.
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April 1, 1995 | JESSE KATZ and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Latin music sensation Selena, a 23-year-old Grammy winner who delighted audiences with her unpretentious blend of bouncy pop and tender ballads, died Friday afternoon after being shot twice at a Days Inn hotel here, allegedly by the former president of her fan club. In a bizarre standoff with police, the woman suspected of shooting Selena locked herself inside a red pickup truck in the hotel parking lot for more than nine hours, threatening to commit suicide.
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October 18, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and RICHARD A SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After more than a day of combing through every piece of evidence they could find, police Thursday said they may never know what caused an unemployed former Merchant Marine seaman to crash his pickup truck into a cafeteria here and then systematically kill 22 people, the deadliest shooting spree in the nation's history.
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July 26, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the decade since gunshots left her paralyzed from the chest down, Janni Smith has gained national recognition. As a wheelchair athlete, she won more than a dozen marathon races and competed in trials for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. And as president of the Irvine-based Petrofsky Centers for Rehabilitation and Research, she has helped develop medical technologies that enable paralyzed muscles to move for exercise as well as for walking and hand movement.
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June 8, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man argued with and fatally shot a woman he had allegedly stalked for more than a year, killed a restaurant manager who had tried to intervene, then shot himself to death, police said. The manager of Humperdink's, an upscale eatery in Addison, north of Dallas, where the shooting happened, was identified as Todd Brigham, said Brad Stribling, spokesman for the Tacoma, Wash.-based restaurant chain. The names of the woman and the shooter were not disclosed.
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August 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
Country singer Johnny Rodriguez was charged with murder in the shooting death at his home early Saturday of an acquaintance he mistook for a burglar, his lawyer said. He was being held Saturday night in the county jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. Rodriguez, 47, is charged in the shooting death of Israel Borrego, 26, an unemployed laborer he met a few months ago. Borrego died at a hospital after being shot once in the abdomen.
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April 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Dallas man who police say ended a day of drinking by forcing his 6-year-old son to shoot him in the head died of his injuries, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Ronald Moore, 42, was struck in the head by a bullet Easter Sunday when he ordered the boy to shoot him with a .22-caliber pistol, Dallas police said. Relatives told police Moore had become despondent and aggressive after drinking vodka for most of the day.
NEWS
September 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Dallas jury took just 15 minutes to convict a fired carwash employee of murder in connection with a massacre that left five former co-workers dead. Robert Wayne Harris, 28, could get the death penalty for the shooting rampage. The jury will begin hearing testimony today on whether he should receive lethal injection or life in prison.
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March 22, 2000 | Associated Press
Police on Tuesday arrested a fired car wash employee suspected of murdering five former co-workers and critically wounding a sixth during a holdup at the business. Robert Wayne Harris, 28, was arrested without incident at a home in Dallas, police said. He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on a charge of capital murder and was being held in the Irving jail without bond. All six victims in the shooting Monday morning were employees of the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash.
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March 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Five people were shot to death and another was critically wounded early Monday in an apparent robbery at a car wash. The victims were discovered by an employee arriving for work at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash, police spokesman David Tull said. "We haven't seen anything this gruesome, this vicious, in quite some time," Tull said. Police said they were looking for a suspect in the slayings--an ex-employee named Robert Wayne Harris, 28.
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September 27, 1999 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after the church shooting that killed eight people and left Fort Worth in a daze, seminary professor Wesley Black found some world-class experts to train counselors for the rampage's aftermath. His authorities included three students and a youth minister in Littleton, Colo.; a minister and police chaplain in Pearl, Miss.; and a youth church leader in West Paducah, Ky. All seven belong to the grim, expanding fraternity of residents of American cities stricken by public massacres.
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September 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
The last of seven funerals held for the victims in a Texas church shooting were conducted Monday, with mourners lamenting the loss of three innocent children. At Wedgwood Baptist Church, a standing room only crowd packed the bullet-scarred sanctuary to remember Cassandra Griffin, 14, who was among those killed by an apparently deranged gunman Wednesday. Larry Gene Ashbrook killed seven people attending a youth service, then turned the gun on himself.
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September 17, 1999 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the cigarette dangling from the lips of the stranger that gave Jaynanne Brown the bad feeling. You don't walk into Wedgwood Baptist Church with a lit cigarette in your mouth. "I thought, uh-oh, something's wrong," the 41-year-old Brown said Thursday. She had been sitting in the church foyer, waiting with friends for adult choir practice to begin, when the gaunt man strode in. One of the men in her group, seminary student Jeff Lester, rose to ask the stranger to put out his cigarette.
NEWS
May 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Masked men wearing camouflage clothes and ski masks burst in on a high-stakes dice game and opened fire Monday, killing four people and wounding three. The gunfire erupted at the Glass Key Cafe, a bar in a poor neighborhood known to police as a gambling and drug hangout and the scene of a similar attack last October. Four men broke into the game, shouted "task force," and began shooting, police said. Up to 15 people were inside.
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September 20, 1999 | From Associated Press
Some walked hesitantly up the sun-washed sidewalk. A few used sunglasses or veils to shield teary eyes. Still others marched into the church with poker faces, heads high, eyes straight ahead. But come they did, to reclaim Wedgwood Baptist Church just days after a shooting rampage left eight dead and seven wounded. Over the front door hung a banner: "Let the healing begin." The service opened with a prayer "that many may be saved by the lives and deaths of these martyrs."
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September 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Friends and strangers both hurting and hopeful turned to Scripture on a Saturday "of phenomenal sadness and mourning" to remember victims cut down in the most sacred of places--a house of worship. The funerals for four of the seven victims were the first held as a result of Wednesday night's massacre at Wedgwood Baptist Church. Gunman Larry Gene Ashbrook killed seven people before committing suicide.
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