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OffbeatThousand Oaks shooting victims: Portraits of the fallen

01:55  09 november  2018
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After mass shooting claims at least 12 victims, relatives search for loved ones whose voices have gone silent

After mass shooting claims at least 12 victims, relatives search for loved ones whose voices have gone silent Jason Coffman woke up about 1 a.m. to banging on his door. He thought it was the police. It was his 22-year-old son’s friends, who told him about the shooting at Borderline. They all were able to get out, but they hadn’t heard from Cody. He’d gone to the bar to get a round of drinks for everyone when gunfire erupted and chaos ensued. “He didn’t come out,” Coffman, 41, of Camarillo said. “They are assuming the worst.” Coffman said his son, who was about to join the Army, hasn’t answered his phone. By 3:40 a.m., he arrived at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center to search for him and report him missing. He emerged about 15 minutes later.

Residents of Thousand Oaks said the attack had shattered their view of the suburban area as safe. Several teenagers said their parents were comfortable sending them to Borderline, next to a golf course and the 101 Freeway Latest L.A. Now. Thousand Oaks shooting victims : Portraits of the fallen .

Chris Hazencomb graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 1991, said Principal Lou Lichtl. He had worked as a self-checkout host at the Walmart “My sister Carrie has passed away due to her wounds as part of the shooting in Vegas,” Jeff Parsons wrote. “We have no more news, as we are

A shooter opened fire in a crowded Thousand Oaks bar late Wednesday night, killing at least 12 other people. Here are the stories of the people who lost their lives. This page will be updated as more information is released.

Thousand Oaks shooting victims: Portraits of the fallen © Courtesy of Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Cody Coffman, 22

Cody Coffman was his dad’s fishing buddy and a beloved athlete and older brother, said his father, Jason Coffman. He was looking forward to welcoming a sister into the world soon.

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The 22-year-old was killed inside the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday night, his father confirmed Thursday morning.

Coffman said his son will leave behind a legacy of love and laughter. Coffman said he began coaching his son in baseball when he was 3, and the two went fishing together.

“That poor boy would come with me whether he liked it or not,” he said. “That’s the kind of stuff that I’m truly going to miss.”

Cody loved his baseball team and wanted to join the military, his father said: “He was on his way to fulfilling his dream. He just turned 22 and was talking to recruiters to become part of the Army.”

The last thing Jason Coffman told Cody was, “I love you, son.”

He said he didn’t know how he would give his other sons, who are 6 and 8, the news, but that it would probably be in a church, with his pastor.

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Ron Helus, 54

In 29 years with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Ron Helus served many roles. He worked narcotics, served on the SWAT team and was a beloved instructor. He was the guy who made work a good place to be, his colleagues said.

Helus was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill. He was shot multiple times as he entered the bar.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt Julie Novak worked with Helus for 24 years. She described him as mentor who was “feisty, stubborn, awesome, funny and a warrior.” He was the kind of officer she aspired to be, she said.

Just a year or so away from retiring, Helus was a rock in the department, his colleagues said.

“Ron Helus is the guy you want protecting your neighborhood at 2 in the morning,” said Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Dyer, who said Helus was his academy instructor. “He is in your corner all the time. He makes it amazing to come to work.”

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Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian gives an overview of what officers found when they arrived at The Oaks mall after a shooting on March 17, 2018. Gretchen Wenner.

THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — Ian David Long, a Marine Corps. veteran, was identified as the shooter who killed a dozen people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, late Wednesday at a Thousand Oaks bar hosting a “college country night.” God bless all of the victims and families of the victims .

“He was an unbelievable man,” sheriff’s Capt. Garo Kuredjian said. “He was a lifetime learner, a trainer, a mentor, a leader. He was a cop’s cop. His void is going to be felt throughout our agency.”

Helus is survived by his wife and son.

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Alaina Housley, 18

Alaina Housley was a bubbly freshman at Pepperdine University with dreams of becoming a singer.

“Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner,” her aunt and uncle, former Fox correspondent Adam Housley and TV personality Tamera Mowry-Housley, said in a statement.

Alaina was dancing with her suitemates Wednesday night when they heard the shots fired. Her friends jumped through a broken window to escape, but they lost her in the chaos behind them.

Her Apple Watch and iPhone still showed her location on the dance floor as Adam Housley searched hospitals for Alaina. Mowry-Housley began her search in the early morning hours, when a friend posted photos of Alaina, asking for the public to help find her.

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Luke Sides, 19, a friend of Alaina’s at Pepperdine, said he met her last spring at the Malibu Reception, a day when incoming freshmen are invited to get to know the campus. She had just been dropped off by her parents and was sitting alone when Sides introduced himself. She seemed relieved to make a new friend, he said. She soon had made many.

“She was just a really sweet girl,” Sides said. “Whenever I had any problems, she would always reach out and helped me.”

Alaina was an English student in the top 10% of her class, he said. She had aspirations to attend law school, but music was a passion. Sides said he last spoke to her on Wednesday, when they talked about taking a musical theater class together. She joked that she didn’t know how to dance but they’d be good at it, he said.

-Alejandra Reyes-Velarde and Andrea Castillo

Justin Meek, 23

Justin Meek was a Borderline bouncer and promoter known as a welcoming friend. He was shot trying to save others in the bar. The 23-year-old was a recent graduate who got his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California Lutheran University in May.

“Meek heroically saved lives in the incident,” the university said in a statement.

"The Cal Lutheran community is filled with sorrow over the violent events that took place last night a few miles from campus in Thousand Oaks,” the university statement said. ”Sadly, we have learned from the family that a recent graduate, Justin Meek, 23, is one of the precious lives cut short in this tragedy.”

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He was the type of guy who immediately introduced himself to make newcomers feel welcome, said his friend Leah Marty. Meek was part of the campus’ Catholic Club and also a natural connector, Marty said. He loved planning group outings for friends and had a knack for cracking a joke to ease tension, especially when everyone was stressed before tests.

Meek once encouraged her to join a line-dancing club on campus.

“I can’t dance,” she recalled telling him.

“Me neither!” he responded.

She smiled sadly at the memory.

-- Andrea Castillo, Marisa Gerber and Sonali Kohli


2 p.m: This article was updated to include additional details about Alaina Housley and Justin Meek.

12:50 p.m. This article was updated to include two more victims, Alaina Housley and Justin Meek.

1:50 p.m.: This article was updated to provide more information about the Helus, Housley and Meek.

This article was originally published at 11:30 a.m.

Thousand Oaks deals with a week of chaos since 12 people were killed.
Under the constant threat of a looming wildfire, Thousand Oaks is still shrouded in grief. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); It's been one week since a gunman killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar & Grill. One week of back-to-back vigils, fundraisers and emotional encounters -- in addition to helping those affected by the wildfire. The killer apparently predicted that nothing would change, but he was wrong.

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