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Man dies after Los Angeles police station shooting



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack, authorities said.

Daniel Christoph Yealu, 29. died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

Yealu, 29, was wounded in the April 7 shootout with two officers at the West Traffic Division. He had been charged with attempted murder.

Yealu, a onetime security guard, had applied to join the Los Angeles Police Department in 2009 but was rejected.

Police said he walked into the station, told the desk officer, "'I have a complaint,'" and opened fire with a handgun.

The wounded officer has been released from the hospital. The other officer in the shootout wasn't hurt.

Yealu left an AK-47 rifle in his car when he entered the police station, authorities said. Officers serving a search warrant at his West Los Angeles home said they turned up several more guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

More Weapons Found At Home of L.A. Police Station Shooter

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smprfitom April 24 2014 at 6:24 PM

Soooooo, what's the problem?

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hark4109 April 25 2014 at 10:07 AM

Saved taxpayers lots of dough. Sorry about that cop though, glad he is OK!

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gfirealty April 24 2014 at 7:51 PM

I see what good all the gun control laws in California did....yeah, right.

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yak5750 April 24 2014 at 7:53 PM

and now taxpayers save the cost of trial. but who pays the hospital for costs incurred?

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skitzlpk April 25 2014 at 10:05 AM

My gah,, who's the ditzy blonde doing the reporting?

BTW, nice weapons, I wonder if they'll come up for auction at the annual police bazaar so they can support the homeless? None of that stuff was Kommufornia compliant where if you own over ten rounds you're dubbed #1 on the most wanted list.

Ironic this nutjob didn't choose to use his long weapons in his standoff relying on the lowly handgun instead. Those long distance 30 rounders did him no good at all..

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evehs422 April 24 2014 at 11:11 PM

@ HI George.. I am ashamed to see you us a chalice as your icon. As a UU you are misrepresenting our community horribly. Your comment is absolutely ignorant and fits perfectly what kgc073 is saying.

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orchidlani April 25 2014 at 10:03 AM

It is the mind. His mind had had always thought about "guns"; "shoots"; he finally shot at innocence.
Parents are busy working don't have much time for children.
The schools should require to have a class to train the mind of the children practice:
"Peace; compassion; love; let go; forgive; forget; move on; and etc.
If they hear about these words often will help them to survive.

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Paul orchidlani April 25 2014 at 11:33 AM

Utopia

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otis1248 orchidlani April 25 2014 at 11:35 AM

put god back n the schools

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otis1248 otis1248 April 25 2014 at 11:35 AM

God not god

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Kenneth Briggs April 24 2014 at 8:55 PM

good that he is not here any more , one less scum to house and feed

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jagentmike April 25 2014 at 6:00 AM

good riddance, another screwball to the promised land

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flabeachbach April 25 2014 at 7:01 AM

Suicide mission..No balls to do it himself..Put it on the LAPD..

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Good day William flabeachbach April 25 2014 at 10:22 AM

YOU GOT IT SUICIDE BY COP

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