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June 22, 1994 | DOUG CONNER and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Memories of the clean-cut young man who checked out of Room 102 on Monday will always remind Arnold's Motel manager Marlene Anderson that it is what you do not see in people that can pose the greatest threat. Dean A. Mellberg, 20, was calm, even pleasant, Anderson said, when she upbraided him for being late in paying his bill and checking out that day.
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March 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
A police officer was shot and killed early Wednesday after stopping four teenagers walking along a highway, police said. The suspects were believed to range in age from 15 to 18, Police Sgt. Steve Wieland said. Police arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday, saying only that he was a "person of interest" in the crime. Charles S. Champion was being held on unrelated burglary, robbery and assault warrants. No other arrests were made, and no weapon was found. The officer was identified as Steven J.
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June 21, 1994 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG CONNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the bloodiest shooting rampage in this city's history, a gunman toting an assault rifle marched into the Fairchild Air Force Base hospital and opened fire Monday, killing four people and wounding 19 others before he was slain by a military police officer. The unidentified assailant sprayed random gunfire from an AK-47 as he strode through the base emergency room, into the hospital and a three-story annex, authorities said.
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July 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 13-year-old boy accused of climbing onto a cafeteria table and firing a shot into the ceiling during a summer school session surrendered to authorities Tuesday at his grandparents' house. No one was injured in the Monday shooting at Dimmitt Middle School, but the boy remained at large after the incident. Classes were canceled Tuesday. The boy spent Monday night "hunkered down in woods" near his grandparents' home 10 miles south of Seattle, sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart said.
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July 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 13-year-old boy accused of climbing onto a cafeteria table and firing a shot into the ceiling during a summer school session surrendered to authorities Tuesday at his grandparents' house. No one was injured in the Monday shooting at Dimmitt Middle School, but the boy remained at large after the incident. Classes were canceled Tuesday. The boy spent Monday night "hunkered down in woods" near his grandparents' home 10 miles south of Seattle, sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart said.
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April 21, 1988
The investigation into the wounding of Doyle A. Wheeler, a former San Diego police lieutenant who testified against a fellow officer in the Sagon Penn police-shooting case, revealed that a note left at the scene was in Wheeler's handwriting, San Diego police said. The shooting occured in the small community of Suncrest, north of Spokane, Wash., when three men burst into Wheeler's home while his two children were at school and his wife was away.
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April 20, 1988 | Associated Press
A former San Diego police lieutenant who testified against a fellow officer in the controversial Sagon Penn police-shooting case was shot and wounded Tuesday in his home here, authorities said. San Diego television station KFMB reported that a note left with Doyle F. Wheeler said, "This is a pay-back." Wheeler, 36, shot in the head or neck area, was conscious and talking to officers at a Spokane-area hospital, said San Diego Police Sgt. Dave Kelly, who spoke to authorities in Stevens County.
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March 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
A police officer was shot and killed early Wednesday after stopping four teenagers walking along a highway, police said. The suspects were believed to range in age from 15 to 18, Police Sgt. Steve Wieland said. Police arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday, saying only that he was a "person of interest" in the crime. Charles S. Champion was being held on unrelated burglary, robbery and assault warrants. No other arrests were made, and no weapon was found. The officer was identified as Steven J.
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July 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
Gunmen fired a barrage of bullets inside a Vietnamese restaurant early Sunday, killing four people and wounding six others in an attack police say had the hallmarks of a gang hit. About 20 patrons were inside the Trang Dai restaurant and karaoke club when at least three gunmen barged in around 1:30 a.m., police spokesman Jim Mattheis said. "I'm sure it had to be total pandemonium in there when the shooting erupted, because there was nowhere for people to go," Mattheis said.
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November 4, 1999 | LYNN MARSHALL and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In confounding silence, a gunman killed two men and wounded two others in an office here Wednesday, then fled on foot into a nearby residential neighborhood, where he eluded capture even as police scoured the streets with search dogs. The latest, bleakly familiar mass shooting began at 10:30 a.m., when the gunman--clad in camouflage jacket, dark hat and sunglasses--pushed open the back door of a commercial building near a shipyard just north of downtown Seattle, along the Lake Union waterfront.
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January 6, 2000 | KIM MURPHY and LYNN MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former employee of a Seattle shipyard has been arrested in the shooting rampage that left two people dead and set off a two-month-long manhunt here, police said Wednesday. Kevin Cruz, a 30-year-old with a history of run-ins with the law, was arrested at his home late Tuesday. Authorities traced him to a backpack containing the gun that was found this week in a blackberry thicket not far from the Northlake Shipyard. Killed in the Nov.
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November 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Residents left their porch lights on and walked their children to school Thursday in the middle-class neighborhood where a gunman clad in military camouflage clothing killed two boat shop employees and wounded two others before vanishing. Police called Wednesday's shooting a "deliberate, calculated act" and tried to reassure residents of the Wallingford district that they are safe, even with the killer at large.
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November 4, 1999 | LYNN MARSHALL and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In confounding silence, a gunman killed two men and wounded two others in an office here Wednesday, then fled on foot into a nearby residential neighborhood, where he eluded capture even as police scoured the streets with search dogs. The latest, bleakly familiar mass shooting began at 10:30 a.m., when the gunman--clad in camouflage jacket, dark hat and sunglasses--pushed open the back door of a commercial building near a shipyard just north of downtown Seattle, along the Lake Union waterfront.
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November 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
A passenger on a city bus shot the driver in the arm Friday, causing the bus carrying at least 35 people to crash off a bridge and into an apartment building, police said. The driver was thrown from the bus and killed. A second man, who was shot in the head, died at Harborview Medical Center, said police spokeswoman Christie Lynn Bonner.
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July 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
Gunmen fired a barrage of bullets inside a Vietnamese restaurant early Sunday, killing four people and wounding six others in an attack police say had the hallmarks of a gang hit. About 20 patrons were inside the Trang Dai restaurant and karaoke club when at least three gunmen barged in around 1:30 a.m., police spokesman Jim Mattheis said. "I'm sure it had to be total pandemonium in there when the shooting erupted, because there was nowhere for people to go," Mattheis said.
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February 3, 1996 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old honor student walked into a junior high school classroom in rural Washington and opened fire with a high-powered rifle, killing a teacher and two students and injuring another student, police said Friday. The young gunman "was just a kid who said he was angry," said Bob Garrett, youth director at a church near the school in Moses Lake, Wash. "The students I know say he had mentioned this before, that he was angry."
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November 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Residents left their porch lights on and walked their children to school Thursday in the middle-class neighborhood where a gunman clad in military camouflage clothing killed two boat shop employees and wounded two others before vanishing. Police called Wednesday's shooting a "deliberate, calculated act" and tried to reassure residents of the Wallingford district that they are safe, even with the killer at large.
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November 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
A passenger on a city bus shot the driver in the arm Friday, causing the bus carrying at least 35 people to crash off a bridge and into an apartment building, police said. The driver was thrown from the bus and killed. A second man, who was shot in the head, died at Harborview Medical Center, said police spokeswoman Christie Lynn Bonner.
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June 22, 1994 | DOUG CONNER and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Memories of the clean-cut young man who checked out of Room 102 on Monday will always remind Arnold's Motel manager Marlene Anderson that it is what you do not see in people that can pose the greatest threat. Dean A. Mellberg, 20, was calm, even pleasant, Anderson said, when she upbraided him for being late in paying his bill and checking out that day.
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June 21, 1994 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG CONNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the bloodiest shooting rampage in this city's history, a gunman toting an assault rifle marched into the Fairchild Air Force Base hospital and opened fire Monday, killing four people and wounding 19 others before he was slain by a military police officer. The unidentified assailant sprayed random gunfire from an AK-47 as he strode through the base emergency room, into the hospital and a three-story annex, authorities said.
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