DEPUTY SUCCUMBS TO WOUND; FAMILY, FIANCEE WERE AT MAN'S BEDSIDE.
Byline: Ivan Sciupac Daily News Staff Writer
Shayne York, an off-duty Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County sheriff's deputy who was shot execution-style during a robbery last week, died Saturday with his family by his side, authorities said.
York, a 26-year-old Valencia resident, had suffered major brain damage in the shooting and had been given no hope of recovery, authorities said.
Sheriff Sherman Block had said earlier that York's family had been prepared for the worst.
``They said they'd rather have him just pass away on his own than to go into all these heroic efforts,'' Block said.
Laura Hennum, a spokeswoman for Western Medical Center/Santa Ana, said York died at 8:12 p.m.
His mother, father, brother and fiancee were at his bedside and approximately 100 off-duty sheriff's deputies, friends and other family members were in waiting rooms and hallways to show support, Hennum said.
She said York's mother and father signed the necessary release form and the mortally mor·tal
1. Liable or subject to death.
2. Of or relating to humankind; human: the mortal limits of understanding.
3. wounded deputy was taken off life support at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Jennifer Parrish, York's fiancee and also a sheriff's deputy, concurred with the decision, Hennum said.
Parrish - also a robbery victim - had been with York when he was shot.
Authorities said the shooting occurred about 9 p.m. Thursday, when York and Parrish visited a friend at a hair salon A hair salon (also called 'Hairdresser' and 'Hair Parlour')is a place where one goes to get their hair cut, as well as styled, highlighted or coloured.
There are many different types of hair salons that one can choose to go to. in Buena Park Buena Park (bwā`nə), city (1990 pop. 68,784), Orange co., S Calif.; inc. 1953. Food processing, the manufacture of aircraft, and tourism are important to the city's economy. . Both deputies - who worked together at the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center A detention center or a detention centre is any location used for detention. Specifically, it can mean:
While York and Parrish were in the salon, two gunmen barged in and ordered everyone to hand over money and valuables. The deputies and owner of the salon complied, with Parrish even giving up her engagement ring.
``We tell our people to try and be as cooperative as possible if they don't have the opportunity to get the edge in a situation,'' Block said.
``My understanding was not only was he cooperative but the deputy was actually very polite to the robbers, knowing that he didn't want to agitate them with the women in the shop and so forth,'' Block said.
But as the robbers were taking property from the people they discovered York was a sheriff's deputy and shot him in the back of the head.
The robbers, who fled in a white Mustang mustang [Sp. mesteño=a stray], small feral horse of the W United States. Mustangs are descended from escaped Native American horses, which in turn were descended from horses of North African blood, brought to the New World by the Spanish c.1500. , held up a pizza parlor a short time later in Yorba Linda Yorba Linda (yôr`bə lĭn`də), city (1990 pop. 52,422), Orange co., S Calif., in a region of citrus fruit; inc. 1967. The city has grown tremendously along with the southern California area; its population increased fivefold between , investigators said.
Later, Fullerton police pulled over the Mustang and the two men were arrested and booked for investigation of attempted murder In the criminal law, attempted murder is committed when the defendant does an act that is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the crime of murder and, at the time of these acts, the person has a specific intention to kill. of a police officer and for robbery.
The suspects, who Block said are gang members from Compton, were not identified.