Donation Fund Announced to Help Family of Slain Long Beach Fire Captain

posted by City News Service -

LONG BEACH (CNS) - A donation fund was announced today to help the family of Long Beach Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, who was fatally shot Monday while responding to a report of an explosion at a Long Beach home for low-income seniors. 

Information about the fund is available at www.friendsoflbfire.org/police-fire-memorial, according to the LBFD. Rosa, 45, a 17-year veteran with a wife and two children, was fatally shot while responding about 4 a.m. Monday to Covenant Manor, an 11-story building in the 600 block of East Fourth Street, the LBFD reported. Funeral services were pending. 

A second firefighter -- Ernesto Torres, 35, a 10-year veteran -- suffered a graze wound and was treated at a hospital and released. A civilian resident of the building, reported to be a man in his 70s, was also wounded and was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. 

The suspect, 77-year-old Thomas Kim, also a resident of the senior housing facility, was arrested at the scene and booked on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson. He remained in custody on $2 million bail.No charges had been filed as of late Wednesday morning.

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