EX-OFFICER TESTIFIES ABOUT SHOOTOUT.Byline: Phillip W. Browne Daily News Staff Writer
A former police officer testified Tuesday how he fought for his life during a 1993 shootout Shootout
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Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. women.
Prosecutors in 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. Superior Court opened their death-penalty case against one-time Faith Baptist High School basketball star Etienne Moore, 24, and LaCedrick Johnson, 23, and Shashonee Solomon, 35, who are accused of the two murders that capped a violent 1993 crime spree.
Prosecutors called former Baldwin Park Baldwin Park, city (1990 pop. 69,330), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles, in the fertile San Gabriel valley; settled 1870, inc. 1956. Its industries include metal fabrication, printing, and plastics manufacturing. Police Officer Gregory Denels to the witness stand to recount the November 1993 gun battle at a Reseda liquor store. That investigation eventually linked the three men to the string of robbery-murders, prosecutors said.
``I was in a fight for my life. I just shot in the direction where the bullets were coming from,'' Denels explained, after giving testimony that he only saw a silhouette with a gun and couldn't positively identify the shooter.
``My training as a police officer, and for my life, was to shoot in the direction of where the bullets were coming from,'' he said.
Denels suffered two gunshot wounds during that melee. Moore, who was captured in the minutes after the shooting, accepted a plea bargain plea bargain n. in criminal procedure, a negotiation between the defendant and his attorney on one side and the prosecutor on the other, in which the defendant agrees to plead "guilty" or "no contest" to some crimes, in return for reduction of the severity of the in the 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. case and served two years in prison. But now Moore, of Canoga Park, is accused of being the most violent player in the gang believed responsible for as many as 30 robberies in the San Fernando Valley.
The crime spree included the slaying of Laurie Myles, 37, who was shot to death Sept. 15, 1993 in her car. The North Hills woman was sitting in the car with her then 9-year-old son, waiting to pick up her teen-age daughter from a Bible study Bible study may refer to:
An assailant shot her as her son cowered in the seat next to her, even though she gave up her purse and briefcase. The shooting triggered community outrage and rewards offered for the shooter's capture.
Six weeks later, police found the body of Reseda resident Talin Kara Kara (kär`ə), river, c.140 mi (230 km) long, NE European and NW Siberian Russia. It flows N from the N Urals into the Kara Sea, forming part of the traditional border between European and Asian Russia. It is navigable in its lower course. Tarkhanian, 20, slumped over the wheel of her car near DeSoto Avenue and the Simi Valley Freeway. She had been shot in the head.
Prosecutors allege that Moore and Johnson killed the women during robberies. Solomon is believed to have ordered Tarkhanian's murder after she broke off a romantic relationship with the parolee pa·rol·ee
One who is released on parole.
Noun 1. parolee - someone released on probation or on parole
The string of robberies ended with Denels' shooting. Denels tried to intervene in what he believed was a robbery at the Reseda liquor store when he was off duty. Eight months after the shootout, new detectives re-investigated the Myles and Tarkhanian shootings, which was the key to identifying Moore and linked the three suspects to the slayings.
Prosecutor Jan Maurizi said detectives re-examined the officer's shooting, and evidence recovered from the scene eventually linked Moore to the Myles and Tarkhanian shootings, as well as other members of the ring.