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Police suspect man set fire to target first responders in Long Beach

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 20:11:15-04

Investigators believe a 77-year-old resident set a fire at the California retirement home where he lives to target first responders in a shooting.
    
Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna says that’s based off a preliminary investigation conducted after Monday morning’s shooting.
    
The suspect, Thomas Kim, was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson. He’s being held on $2 million bail.
    
Luna says two explosive devices were found in Kim’s apartment and police rendered them safe. Police also recovered a revolver after arresting Kim.
    
Long Beach Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, who had worked for the department for 17 years, was shot and killed.
    
A second firefighter and another resident at the retirement home were wounded.