GUNFIRE FROM DRUNKEN FIGHT KILLS 1, WOUNDS 1 IN ENCINO.Byline: Sharline Chiang Daily News Staff Writer
After a night of heavy drinking
Police still are investigating the cause of the dispute and who fired the first shot. There have been no arrests.
``We believe both guys were drinking heavily,'' said 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. police Capt. Rick Swanston of the West Valley division.
Officers responded to a call of gunshots fired about 7 a.m. They arrived to find Russell Arlon Roe, 43, inside his home at 17831 Martha St. with at least three gunshot wounds to the head and torso torso /tor·so/ (tor´so) trunk (1).
n. pl. tor·sos or tor·si
The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk. . He was taken to Northridge Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 9 a.m.
John Luis Bracamonte, 36, was later found collapsed on his cousin's lawn three blocks away on Burbank Boulevard. He had one gunshot wound to the torso and was taken to Northridge Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
Police said the wounded Bracamonte ran out of Roe's house, stopped at his home about a block away and then fled to his cousin's house.
Police found about a dozen guns at Roe's house, including at least one rifle. They also found what appeared to be a grenade grenade (grĭnād`), small bomb filled with explosives, gas, or chemicals and either thrown by hand or shot from a modified rifle or a grenade launcher. Grenades were in use as early as the 15th cent. in Bracamonte's house, but the LAPD 1. LAPD - Link Access Procedure on the D channel.
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Police said Bracamonte was looking for Looking for
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Neighbors said Roe and Bracamonte met after the latter began renting in the neighborhood in January.
Roe, who was unemployed, was living with his 80-year-old mother, Mae. Police said she was home during the shooting but remained asleep since her hearing is impaired. She was unavailable for comment Saturday.
``The mother didn't know anything had happened until paramedics and police came,'' Swanston said.
The shooting left residents in shock. They called the crime unthinkable for the quiet neighborhood of one-story homes and small but neatly trimmed lawns.
``Nothing problem before,'' said Vriz Petrossian, a 61-year-old native of Armenia who has lived in the area for 20 years. ``It's a very good neighborhood.''
A man who asked to be referred to only as Michael said he was a friend of Roe's for eight years.
``I was in shock when I heard he was dead,'' he said, describing Roe as ``a good, generous friend.''
He said he and Roe, a machinist and gun enthusiast, used to spend time at target ranges in the Angeles National Forest The Angeles National Forest (ANF) was established by executive order on December 20, 1892 as the San Gabriel Timberland Reserve. It covers over 2,600 km² (650,000 acres) and is located in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, just north of the metropolitan area of Los .
``He was very careful with guns. He would never keep a loaded gun'' in the house, the man said. ``He was very meticulous me·tic·u·lous
1. Extremely careful and precise.
2. Extremely or excessively concerned with details.
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Michael also said Roe had been divorced for some years but was still close to his daughter, who is in her early teens.