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Posted: 5/29/2003 6:52:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 7:15:27 PM EDT by sharky30]
[url]http://cbs2.com/localnews/localnewsla_story_149173958.html[/url] Email This Story Print This Story CBS Gunman Dies In Police Siege Dozens Of Rounds Exchanged With Glendale Officers May 29, 2003 6:45 pm US/Pacific GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) A former security guard armed with seven guns fired indiscriminately from his apartment and traded shots with police before he was found dead about five hours later Thursday, authorities said. The gunfire forced police to evacuate the neighborhood and shut down a nearby stretch of Interstate 5, which police Chief Randy Adams said was in the "kill zone." More than 100 rounds were fired, he said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was found inside his apartment after officers lobbed tear gas inside the second-floor unit and entered. Adams said the cause of death was under investigation but that gunshot wounds were a "reasonable assumption." No one else in the Los Angeles suburb was reported wounded during the siege. The apartment, located in a sprawling, ungated complex so close to the interstate that cars can be heard roaring by, was riddled with dozens of bullet holes and its front window appeared to have been shot out. The chief said the man's motive was unknown but he had just left his job as a security guard. "It is our understanding that he was a former employee at Pinkerton. He was upset over some type of scheduling conflict" and quit, Adams said. Police arrived at the complex of about 200 units, called Griffith Park Apartments, shortly after 11 a.m. when a 911 caller reported a man firing shots. The first two officers arriving were fired upon. They ducked and called for help, then were rescued by other officers after a gunbattle that ended when the man retreated. The officers who were pinned down reported being [b]fired upon by a semiautomatic assault rifle[/b], Adams said. The exact number of shots was unknown. "It happened in such a rapid succession, we have no idea how many rounds were fired," Adams said. A crisis negotiation team unsuccessfully tried to make contact by phone and bullhorn throughout the day. Officers helped other residents flee the triangle-shaped complex in an equestrian neighborhood near Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Meanwhile, the California Highway Patrol kept traffic halted in both directions on Interstate 5. "He definitely had the ability to shoot in the direction of the freeway and potentially take down motorists," Adams said. Officers finally entered the apartment shortly after 4 p.m. and found the man lying on the floor. The interstate was quickly reopened but by then traffic in the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley was snarled.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 6:54:37 PM EDT
woooo hooooo more and more and more can't wait till we get to read about these weekly or daily leading up to the 2003 crime bill passage
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 6:56:33 PM EDT
Ban security guards...for the children.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:01:27 PM EDT
fired upon by a semiautomatic assault rifle,
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There is no such thing. How very convinent with the renewal of the AWB coming up, yet it doesn't affect Kali anyway......... BETTER BAN ALL ASSAULT RIFLES IN KALI AND START COLLECTING THEM.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:14:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 7:18:21 PM EDT by jrzy]
[size=6][red]fired upon by a semiautomatic assault rifle[/red][/size=6]
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[size=4][green]This can't be, we all know that those assault weapons are so accurate that the police would have all beeen killed ,right? After all Diane Feinswine told us that and she is the leading democratic gun expert, Right?[/green][/size=4]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:15:58 PM EDT
He was a security guard. So I see no reason for the antis to make a fuss. Just tell the sheeple that sgs can have those guns. CRC
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:56:29 PM EDT
I implore everyone to bring sanity back to our country and urge your elected representatives to get a new assault weapon ban to the president's desk so he can keep his campaign promise of signing the common sense and reasonable bill into law.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:03:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: I implore everyone to bring sanity back to our country and urge your elected representatives to get a new assault weapon ban to the president's desk so he can keep his campaign promise of signing the common sense and reasonable bill into law.
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why is this moron allowed to troll and try to start flames?
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:08:04 PM EDT
he was spraying & prayng [rolleyes] maybe even BUMP FIRING [shock]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:25:45 PM EDT
Another clear case of law enforcement officers being outgunned by the criminals. Not only is it a matter of common sense, but it's morally imperative that we start arming our police properly. Write your California representatives now and demand they be allowed to employ at least one fully automatic weapon in each squad car. cynic
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:34:39 PM EDT
I heard on Ch9 KCAL, that this one woman heard a rat-a-tat-tat, but she didn't say whether it was from PD, or the gunman. L.A. and Glendale PD were both present, and bothd depts have MP5s.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:41:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cnatra: he was spraying & prayng maybe even BUMP FIRING
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naw... he was "hosing down the area" [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:51:12 PM EDT
"It is our understanding that he was a former employee at Pinkerton. He was upset over some type of scheduling conflict" and quit, Adams said.
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I think he was mad that Pinkerton will soon cease to exist. [url]http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=186693&w=searchPop[/url]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:54:46 PM EDT
http://kfwb.com/news_local.asp?displayOption=&contentGUID={8CAC0AC6-CC3B-4C76-B682-B8376627EE34}&groupName=KFWB%20Main%20Headline&siteGUID={3B62BF55-4A93-48E6-A45D-6A495DC423AD} Gunman Found Dead After Five Hour Standoff With Police in Glendale Glendale police say a man who repeatedly fired a semi-automatic weapon from a second-story apartment unit is dead. A SWAT team entered the unit after lobbing tear gas inside and found the man dead. Police responded to reports of sniper fire near the Golden State (5) Freeway in the 400 block of Paula Avenue in Glendale. During the five hour standoff, police say the man opened fire at least three times, letting off about 20 rounds each time in the direction of the freeway. Closed freeways have been reopened. 980KFWB Friday at 5:40pm GLENDALE (KFWB) 5.29.03, Updated 7:15p -- A former security guard armed with seven guns fired indiscriminately from his apartment and traded shots with police before he was found dead about five hours later Thursday, authorities said. The gunfire forced police to evacuate the neighborhood and shut down a nearby stretch of Interstate 5, which police Chief Randy Adams said was in the "kill zone." More than 100 rounds were fired, he said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was found inside his apartment after officers lobbed tear gas inside the second-floor unit and entered. Adams said the cause of death was under investigation but that gunshot wounds were a "reasonable assumption." No one else in the Los Angeles suburb was reported wounded during the siege. The apartment, located in a sprawling, ungated complex so close to the interstate that cars can be heard roaring by, was riddled with dozens of bullet holes and its front window appeared to have been shot out. The chief said the man's motive was unknown but he had just left his job as a security guard. "It is our understanding that he was a former employee at Pinkerton. He was upset over some type of scheduling conflict" and quit, Adams said. Police arrived at the complex of about 200 units, called Griffith Park Apartments, shortly after 11 a.m. when a 911 caller reported a man firing shots. The first two officers arriving were fired upon. They ducked and called for help, then were rescued by other officers after a gunbattle that ended when the man retreated. The officers who were pinned down reported being fired upon by a semiautomatic assault rifle, Adams said. The exact number of shots was unknown. "It happened in such a rapid succession, we have no idea how many rounds were fired," Adams said. A crisis negotiation team unsuccessfully tried to make contact by phone and bullhorn throughout the day. Officers helped other residents flee the triangle-shaped complex in an equestrian neighborhood near Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Meanwhile, the California Highway Patrol kept traffic halted in both directions on Interstate 5. "He definitely had the ability to shoot in the direction of the freeway and potentially take down motorists," Adams said. Officers finally entered the apartment shortly after 4 p.m. and found the man lying on the floor. The interstate was quickly reopened but by then traffic in the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley was snarled.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:58:27 PM EDT
"Kill zone", that's a new one.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 9:25:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SeaDweller: "Kill zone", that's a new one.
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Has a good ring to it, and it conjures up images of a machine gun. Let's use it. [/VPC]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:58:46 PM EDT
Gosh...I hope that shooter only used CA-approved 10rd magazines. Otherwise, somebody could'a got hurt.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:54:46 AM EDT
The news just reported that the guy's name was George Beeton. He had 7 guns. They also pointed out that he is an NRA member and even showed a NRA sticker on his truck. You people are going to have alot of spinning to do.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 11:09:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: The news just reported that the guy's name was George Beeton. He had 7 guns. They also pointed out that he is an NRA member and even showed a NRA sticker on his truck. You people are going to have alot of spinning to do.
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Well, there goes one more dues paying member. I wonder if this means they'll be hounding us again for more money to makeup for the loss?
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