Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Long Beach firefighter shot and killed while responding to call; suspect charged

This is a damn shame.  Why take a shot at a firefighter?  Sick! 

CNN reports Long Beach police on Monday charged a 77-year-old retirement home resident with killing a veteran firefighter who responded to a predawn blaze at the facility.
Capt. Dave Rosa, 45, a 17-year department veteran, was fatally shot Monday during a call about an explosion at the senior residential facility, Long Beach Fire Chief Mike Duree  said. 

A second firefighter, Ernesto Torres, was also shot but is expected to make a full recovery at St. Mary Medical Center, Duree said.

Thomas Kim was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and arson. He was being held on $2 million bail, according to Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. A handgun was recovered at the scene, Luna said.

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