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LONG BEACH (KTLA) — An investigation is underway in Long Beach after police shot and killed a car theft suspect they say shot at them at the end of a pursuit.

lb-ois-picIt all began around 1 a.m., with a CHP pursuit on the southbound 405 Freeway of a BMW that had been stolen in a residential burglary in Redondo Beach.

The suspect exited the freeway at Studebaker, and officers lost the vehicle, according to Marlene Arrona, of the Long Beach Police Department.

Long Beach police then located the vehicle and the chase began again, Arrona said.

The pursuit came to an end when the driver crashed into a vacant residential home in the 6400 block of Keynote Street.

“The suspect pointed a handgun at the officers, shot at the officers, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Arrona said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified.

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LOS ANGELES — Police say that a body discovered inside a rooftop water tank at the Cecil Hotel is that of a missing Canadian tourist Elisa Lam.

Guests at the hotel in downtown Los Angeles had complained about weak water pressure, and at least one said there was flooding in a fourth-floor room.

Those complaints led a hotel maintenance worker on Tuesday to check on a large tank on the roof, where he found the body of a woman in her 20s at the bottom.

Authorities said late Tuesday that the body was that of Lam, 21, of Vancouver, Canada, who was last seen at the hotel on Jan. 31.

Police have provided few details about how the body might have ended up in the tank.

“We’re not ruling out foul play,” said LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez, noting that the location of the remains “makes it suspicious.”

A cause of death…

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Posted: February 19, 2013 in KTLA, Uncategorized

O.C. Shooting Spree: Suspect Kills 3, Commits Suicide

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VILLA PARK, Calif. — Investigators have released the name of the first of three victims shot and killed by a gunman in Orange County Tuesday morning.

20-year-old Courtney Aoki of Buena Park was the first victim of the shooting rampage. Her relationship with the shooter is still unknown.

courtneyaoki692Police say 20-year-old Ali Syed, a college student, committed the three murders and wounded three others before taking his own life in 75 minutes of terror.

Detectives say he began his rampage in Ladera Ranch, where he murdered Aoki inside his parents’ home.

Syed then drove to Tustin, Santa Ana and back to Tustin, carjacking three vehicles, killing two more victims and shooting at morning commuters on the 55 Freeway.

Then, with the California Highway Patrol in pursuit, Syed pulled off in Villa Park, aimed the shotgun at his own head, and pulled the trigger.

Authorities were stunned by what they described…

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This is really unbelievable.

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MOSCOW  — A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt, state media said.

Amateur video footage showed a bright white streak moving rapidly across the sky, before exploding with an even brighter flash and a deafening bang.

The explosion occurred about 9:20 a.m. local time, as many people were out and about.

While NASA estimated the meteor was only about the size of a bus and weighed an estimated 7,000 tons, it exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs.

Luckily, “the atmosphere absorbed the vast majority of that energy,” said Amy Mainzer, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

CNN iReporter and Instagram user Max Chuykov saw the meteor trail from the city of Yekaterinburg. He shared on Instagram that it was “close to the ground.”

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This is just so impact!

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NEW HOPE, Alabama — Firefighters arriving to a house in flames were knocked off their feet by an explosion for inside the burning structure.

Firefighters were already working on the fully involved home when something inside exploded.

The family renting the house, which included four adults and two children, all escaped without injury.

None of the firefighters were injured.

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Posted: February 15, 2013 in KTLA

Wow, smh world gone crazy!

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MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — A suspect armed with a handgun was shot and killed by police in Monterey Park on Friday morning.

monterey-picIt happened around 12:02 a.m. in the 400 block of Atlantic Boulevard.

Police had responded to a disturbance call between a boyfriend and girlfriend at a motel on Atlantic.

When the officers arrived at the location, they were directed to a vehicle that was leaving.

Two police units stopped the car on Atlantic Boulevard and Harding Avenue.

That’s when a male passenger exited the vehicle and brandished a handgun, according to police, prompting the shooting.

The male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and a handgun was recovered.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is assisting Monterey Park police with the investigation.

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