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Man Sets Woman on Fire, Kills Her–AT LARGE

Clarence Duwell Dear, 51, is being sought by the Pomona Police Department after a 41-year-old woman was set alight on Friday around 1:45 p.m. PT.

Police were called to the area after neighbors saw the woman run from a house engulfed in flames.

After collapsing on the street, she was treated for severe burns and taken to hospital, where she died.

“Preliminary information suggests that the suspect and victim became involved in a heated argument that escalated to physical violence,” police said in a statement.

“It appears that during a domestic dispute, the suspect chased the victim from their residence and was able to douse the victim with gasoline,” police said. “The suspect then ignited the victim, possibly with a lit cigarette.”

Authorities say Dear fled the scene and has not been seen since.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Woman Was Set Ablaze And Killed In L.A. On Christmas Day. BuzzFeed News, 12/26/2015.

Man Guns Down Woman in Front of Cop for Laughing at Him

The boy, who also was shot and remained hospitalized, told investigators that his mother joked and laughed when she noticed one of the passengers in a Cadillac that ended up following her had his feet hanging out the window, sheriff’s homicide Lt. Dave Coleman said.

“This is what the little boy is saying,” Coleman said. “Mommy says, ‘Look at that, isn’t that funny?’ and they made eye contact. She drove on and they began following her.”

The gunman, identified as Robert Washington, 38, of Rialto, and two other men in the car — Brandon Armolav White, 19, and Stanley Ross White, 24 — had no connection “whatsoever” to Berry, Coleman said.

The attack occurred about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday as Berry drove with her son along Rosecrans Avenue. The patrolman was monitoring traffic near Kornblum Avenue when Berry pulled up to him in her gray Mercedes-Benz and said she was being followed. The officer told the frightened woman to park in front of him and he would investigate.

Berry pulled over and was backing up to park, nearly hitting the officer’s bumper, when a 1994 Cadillac drove up next to her car and stopped.

Before Berry could get out and before the officer could unfasten his seat belt, Washington jumped out and started shooting at the woman and her son. The officer quickly got out of his patrol car and killed the gunman, Coleman said.

The wounded boy ran from the car to safety. His name was not released.

Washington was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies said he was carrying two guns.

Hawthorne shooting occurred after boy made eye contact with gunman. The Daily Breeze, 4/2/2015.

Officer Gone Bad?: Rookie Cop Gone Missing after Fatal Shooitng

Henry Solis was off-duty on Friday morning when gunfire killed 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez, Jr. in Pomona, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the Pomona Police Department said in a statement on Sunday.

A 27-year-old probationary officer assigned to the Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley, Solis later failed to show up for work on Saturday following the shooting, and his car was found on Sunday abandoned near the scene.

“Solis’ whereabouts is unknown, and we have reason to believe that he knows the police are looking to talk with him,” the statement said.

A preliminary investigation found that Rodriguez and another man “were engaged in a physical altercation” just before the shooting,” the police said in the statement. “It is unknown if the suspect and the victim knew each other.”

Rookie LAPD officer’s whereabouts unknown after deadly shooting. Reuters/The Raw Story, 3/16/2015.

Man in Werewolf Mask Shoots Worker in Check-Cashing Business, Still At-Large

And no clues why.

Police are searching for the masked assailant, who shot the worker in the head during the attack in Chino on Friday.

The victim — a 58-year-old man — was a construction worker at the business and is expected to survive, police said.

His co-worker, Armand Soliano, said they thought it was a prank when the assailant walked in. He opened fire without speaking to anyone.

Police are searching for a man who wore a werewolf mask and shot a worker at a check-cashing business, authorities said.
“He didn’t say a word,” Soliano told CNN affiliate KABC. “He shot him in the head for no reason.”

At the time of the incident, the business was closed for renovations, but it had its back doors open.

Silent man in werewolf mask shoots worker in California, witness says. CNN.com, 11/30/2014.

“Hurry up. I don’t want to hurt you”: Man Kills 2 Cops, Wounds 1 and Civilian

“a ‘perfect storm’ of violence”

At about 10:30 a.m., a man armed with an AR-15 rifle aimed out of the car from the parking lot of a Motel 6 at Arden Way and Ethan Way and opened fire, killing [officer Danny] Oliver with a shot to the forehead.

Over the next six hours, authorities say, 34-year-old gunman Marcelo Marquez eluded hundreds of officers from Sacramento to Auburn in a crime spree that left Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis Jr. dead. A third Placer deputy, Jeff Davis, was wounded and later treated and released from a hospital. A motorist was in serious condition from a gunshot to the head.

The carnage ended around 4 p.m., when Marquez meekly surrendered to deputies who converged on a home in Auburn where he had been hiding for hours as one of the largest manhunts in Sacramento history unfolded.

Marquez, who public records indicate is from Salt Lake City, was expected to be transferred to the Sacramento County jail late Friday along with a woman who authorities say had accompanied him on part of his rampage.

She was identified as Jannelle Monroy, 38, of Sacramento, although public records online suggest she is Marquez’s wife and that the couple are from West Valley City, Utah.

The ordeal began at the Motel 6 near Sacramento’s bustling Arden Fair mall and a popular movie theater complex.

Oliver and his partner were approaching a car in the motel parking lot that had a man and woman inside when the gunman suddenly opened fire, Jones said.

“As the officer approached the vehicle, the person inside the vehicle fired several rounds at Officer Danny Oliver,” the sheriff said in an afternoon press conference. “At least one of those rounds struck Deputy Oliver in the forehead, which caused his death.”

Oliver didn’t have time to react, but his partner drew his weapon and opened fire as the suspects fled the parking lot.

The suspects drove a short distance away, to the 700 block of Howe Avenue. There, they tried to carjack a vehicle driven by a man who apparently resisted and was shot in the head, then fell back into his vehicle.

That victim was identified as Anthony Holmes, 38, who was listed in serious condition Friday night at the UC Davis Medical Center.

The suspects fled that parking lot into a nearby neighborhood, where they carjacked yet another vehicle, this one a white Ford Mustang convertible, then raced a few blocks away to a home on Coronado Boulevard at Castec Drive, where they encountered Jose Cruz, a gardener working on a home.

“I need a favor,” the man told Cruz as he pointed a pistol at him with his right hand and held his left arm wrapped in a bloody shirt.

“What’s the favor?” Cruz asked.

“I need your keys,” the gunman said. “Hurry up, because they’re chasing me. Hurry up. I don’t want to hurt you.”

The suspect then helped Cruz unhitch a trailer full of gardening equipment from the truck, and he and the woman raced off to Fair Oaks Boulevard and, within minutes, a Carmichael neighborhood.

There, a county park ranger spotted them changing clothes and alerted authorities, who raced to Van Alstine Avenue and cordoned off a neighborhood.

But they were too late. By then, the pickup truck was racing up Interstate 80 and exited at Auburn, where the occupants pulled over to the side of the road and two Placer County deputies spotted it.

The deputies approached but immediately were met with gunfire from an AR-15 rifle, authorities said, striking both of the officers. Both were taken to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where Michael David Davis Jr. later died.

Monroy was arrested at that scene, and authorities said a pistol was found in her purse. However, they added that they believe Marquez did all the firing during Friday’s events.

As Monroy was being arrested, Marquez fled into a residential area near Placer High School, forcing that school and others to lock down their campuses, authorities said.

The gunman took refuge inside a home on Belmont Drive while a massive law enforcement response that included several helicopters converged on the area.

For the next three hours, officers carefully tightened the noose around the neighborhood, focusing SWAT teams on the home and contacting the homeowner, who helped draw a floor plan of the home for deputies.

In Auburn, meanwhile, scanner traffic that had been describing efforts to capture the suspect suddenly went silent.

After about 45 minutes of minimal traffic, the scanner came back to life just before 4 p.m. with a simple announcement: “He’s cuffed,” a dispatcher said.

Officers had entered the home and arrested Marquez, apparently without him putting up a struggle.

Gun rampage kills 2 deputies in Sacramento region. The Sacramento Bee, 10/24/2014.

Man Stabs Aunt, Kills Her 6-Month Old, Shot Dead by Police

A six-month old baby died and his mother was in critical condition after a family member stabbed them both on Thursday in a Sacramento suburb, police said.

The 20-year-old alleged assailant, the woman’s nephew, was shot by police and also died, Folsom police spokesman Andrew Bates said.

“The first officer to arrive contacted a male in his early 20′s who was covered in blood and advanced on the officer,” Bates said. “The suspect had just stabbed his aunt and her 6-month old son.”

The officer shot the man once, Bates said. The man, his aunt and the baby were all sent to hospitals, and the baby and the assailant were later pronounced dead, he said.

Their identities were not released on Thursday.

Bates said that investigator were looking into whether the assailant intended to commit “suicide by cop,” Bates said, based on information from witnesses.

Six-month-old baby dies after being stabbed by family member near Sacramento. Reuters/The Raw Story, 8/8/2014.

Bank Robbery, Car Chase, Shootout: 2 Suspects, 1 Hostage Dead

The incident began with a mid-afternoon armed robbery at a branch of the Bank of the West in the city of Stockton, police said. Then the three male suspects grabbed the hostages and jumped into a getaway car.

“During the chase, the suspects continually shot at officers with AK-47 style rifles,” the Stockton police department said in a statement, adding that nearby homes and many police cars were damaged in the spraying gunfire.

Officers pursued the car from Stockton to the nearby city of Lodi and then back into Stockton again, police said, in a chase that last just under an hour.

“Both communities were at huge risk and top concerns were the hostages, but also the suspects taking more hostages or killing uninvolved people,” the statement added.

Two of the women were thrown from the suspects’ car during the chase, the police said, one with a minor gunshot wound.

Another “large exchange of gunfire” took place after the suspects’ car became disabled, police said.

“Ultimately, all three suspects were shot (two dead) and the third hostage was found in the vehicle deceased from gunfire,” police said in the statement, adding that a major investigation involving multiple agencies had been launched.

Bank robbery suspects and hostage die in wild shootout with California police. The Raw Story, 7/17/2014.

“allegedly”?

Student In Wheelchair Beaten By School Security Guard In Oakland, Police Say (VIDEO). HuffPo Crime, 5/30/2014.

A special needs student in a wheelchair was allegedly beaten by a school security guard in California — and much of the incident was caught on video.

 Video shows brutal beating of Oakland High student in wheelchair. KTVU.com, 5/29/2014.

How is something on video “alleged”? Any person with sight can see that a beating took place against a defenseless/disabled teenager, not adult. Is it “alleged” because there’s no full-lit frontal view with closeups and instant replays of what got hit where at such-and-such time on the clock? Are we so fucking dumb that we cannot infer, strongly, from that video that the adult, the officer was in the wrong? Do we have to see each blow to hold him accountable for what he did against a disabled handcuffed kid in a fucking wheelchair?

KTVU obtained surveillance video from the Oakland Unified School District which they say shows the officer beating the 17-year-old special needs student at Oakland High School about 9 a.m. on Monday May 19th.

…The video shows a guard in a white shirt pushing the wheelchair with [Francisco] Martinez [17] down the hallway away from the camera. Along the way, the guard raises his right hand and smacks the student. Seconds later, he hits him again and Martinez is thrown out of his wheelchair onto the floor.

Martinez told KTVU what was not caught on the surveillance video clip was the guard beating him and throwing him to the ground in the elevator just minutes before

“Throws me to the corner of the elevator and then grabs my chair,” said Martinez.

Martinez says the incident began when the officer tried to clear the hall and grabbed Martinez’s wheelchair to push him to class. The student says he protested and told the officer to let go of the chair. He says after an argument, the guard handcuffed him. He admits spitting at the guard in protest just before the beating on the tape.

“I was handcuffed, so I didn’t have no way to defend myself but my mouth,” Martinez said.

Martinez, who has cerebral palsy, says he had been going to therapy to strengthen his legs so he could try to walk. He says when he told the guard he was in pain, the guard cursed at him.

“He tells me like that, ‘I don’t give a ***! I hope you don’t walk for two to three weeks,'” Martinez said.

 

Woman Found Covered in Blood, Her 3 Daughters Stabbed to Death

When they arrived, deputies were met outside by family members who said that “a mother had killed her children,” the release stated.

Inside the residence, deputies found the bodies of three little girls, ranging in age from 3 years old to 2 months old, lying in a pool of blood on the bed with their mother, authorities at the scene said.

The mother, 30-year-old Carol Coronado, was found naked and holding a knife, investigators said.

Three Little Girls Found Dead in Torrance-Area Home; Mother Arrested. KTLA.com, 5/20/2014.

“I wouldn’t think he would do anything like this”: Man Kills Girlfriend, Her Brother and Mother, Then Himself

Police said the 28-year-old man grabbed a handgun after getting into a dispute with his girlfriend.

“Basically, he went from room to room and killed everyone,” said Pomona police Lt. Mike Keltner.

Police received a call at 10:52 p.m. Thursday from a relative of the alleged shooter.

“The suspect told a family member that he was going to hurt himself and everyone else in the house,” said Pomona police Lt. Ronald McDonald.

When police arrived at the home in the 2100 block of Ramsey Way, they found the bodies of the 28-year-old alleged shooter, his 25-year-old girlfriend, as well as his girlfriend’s 52-year-old mother and 17-year-old brother.

They have not been officially identified, but friends and relatives identified the 52-year-old woman as Manuela “Nelli” Padilla and her 17-year-old son as Juan “Johnny” Padilla. The shooter’s girlfriend was Mariana Padilla, her sister April Mejia said. Mejia said the shooter’s name was Raul, but she was unsure of his last name.

…Mejia also said she didn’t know much about her sister’s boyfriend, but said he was in love with her sister. Her sister did mention once that she wanted to leave him.

“I wouldn’t think he would do anything like this,” she said.

Four dead in alleged murder-suicide in Pomona. The [San Bernardino County] Sun, 5/9/2014.

 

 

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