Officer killed in California bar shooting described as hero

Postado Novembro 10, 2018

A second law enforcement official, Ventura County Sheriff's Captain Garo Kuredjian, said that - based on time stamps - the gunman apparently stopped shooting inside the bar and posted on Instagram.

Sean Adler, 48, was a bouncer at Borderline Bar & Grill.

Police have identified Ian David Long, 28, as the suspected gunman.

Another photo from 2014 shows Ian Long with his arm draped around his mother in front of Dodger Stadium.

Madison Cummings, an eyewitness at the bar, told Xinhua that the shooter had a beard and short black hair, wore all black and held a black handgun. Investigators have not commented on whether mental illness played a role. Helus died from his injuries early Thursday morning, leaving behind a wife and son.

Friends and family awaiting news about their loved ones at a family reunification center in Thousand Oaks were met by survivors of other mass shootings in a show of support following Wednesday night's tragedy at the Borderline Bar & Grill.

The dead also included a man who had survived last year's massacre in Las Vegas, Telemachus Orfanos, 27.

Coffman then thanked reporters for their work on covering the massacre, describing this as "an absolute heart wrenching time for me and my family" and sending prayers to others affected. "I don't want thoughts", she pleaded emphatically.

The elder Coffman said today he told his son not to drink and drive and that the last thing he said to him was: "I love you".

Offering a horrifying illustration of just how pervasive gun violence is in America, Susan Orfanos said her son survived the Las Vegas festival shooting last October that left over 50 people dead-making it the deadlist mass shooting in modern us history.

On the same ShadowSpear post, Long had said: "I am graduating with a B.S.in Athletic Training in two months". He declined to engage in questions on whether the nation needs stricter gun control laws.

"Maybe there was a motive for this particular night, but we have no information leading to that at all", the sheriff said.

She could often hear him yelling and cursing, but several months ago, unusually loud banging and shouting prompted her husband to call authorities.

"I was concerned because I knew he had been in the military", Tom Hanson said. Gunshots were heard even as officers were responding to the incident.

Deputies were called to Long's house in response to a disturbance in April this year and "felt he might be suffering from PTSD, the fact he was a veteran and had been in the corps", he said.

"But I knew it was real so I just pulled him down".

'He reloaded and then just kept on popping them off, ' said Tim, John's stepdad.

The city of about 130,000 people, about 40 miles from Los Angeles, is annually listed as one of the safest cities in America.

"Hope has sustained communities, very much like Thousand Oaks, through the exact same triages of mass shootings", said Andy Fox, the city's outgoing mayor.