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Calif. woman slain while calling 911
Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2008 | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON

Posted on 03/21/2008 3:37:28 AM PDT by decimon

WEST COVINA, Calif. - A woman made a 911 call from her suburban mansion to report an attempted break-in, but her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence: She had been shot to death.

The woman told the dispatcher late Wednesday morning that someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg said.

"Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said.

Investigators combed the neighborhood Thursday outside the three-story house with a tennis court, pool and four-car garage. Investigators examined the opening mechanism of the driveway's black iron gates, and later a repairman worked on the gates.

The victim was identified as Hsiao Hsu, 45, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Hernandez.

Sheriff's deputies responding to the call entered the home and found the victim. She was pronounced dead at the scene. One or more males were reported seen running away from the house, the Sheriff's Department said.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune carried a report describing a man who came to the scene about an hour after the shooting and asked deputies, "Is my wife OK? Did you find the guy?"

The man collapsed and cried out, "No! No! No! She just called me, you lie," the newspaper said. A patrol car drove the man away.

A KABC-TV report showed an investigator in the neighborhood examining what appeared to be a handgun under a shrub.

The house is east of Los Angeles in an unincorporated area where many homes stand well back from roads, with tall hedges and gates. Horses stood quietly in a corral at one neighborhood home Thursday.

A neighbor said a couple recently occupied the home, described on real estate Web sites as being nearly 6,000 square feet and having recently sold for more than $2 million.

"They moved in only about six months ago. I've only seen them drive in and out," said Ronald Wheeler, 57, who lives across the street.

Irene and Jesus Marquez, who live nearby, said the family has two children.

"They were really nice, good people," said Irene Marquez.

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Associated Press writer Sandy Cohen contributed to this report.


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WEST COVINA, Calif. - A woman made a 911 call from her suburban mansion to report an attempted break-in, but her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence: She had been shot to death.

Help is on the way.

1 posted on 03/21/2008 3:37:29 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
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2 posted on 03/21/2008 3:49:07 AM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: decimon

Get a gun..”When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away”


3 posted on 03/21/2008 3:50:52 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (If the left doesn't want me to say Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I WON'T say HUSSEIN..I promise,)
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To: decimon
My wife knows, calling the police is farther down on the list. First, grab the ...


4 posted on 03/21/2008 3:54:19 AM PDT by kenth
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I fully agree with you. There’s nothing that strikes fear into the heart of a burglar in your house quite like the sound of a shotgun being pumped.

It’s the only warning he’ll get from me.


5 posted on 03/21/2008 3:56:05 AM PDT by fredhead (4-cylinder, air cooled, horizontally opposed......THE REAL VW!!!)
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To: decimon

I found this quote in Louis L’Amour’s book “The Lonesome Gods”:

“Our constitution provides that no law shall forbid us from keeping and bearing arms because of the necessity for a militia. We have a militia of a sort, but our greatest strength lies in the fact that so many of our people not only possess weapons but also understand their use, and above all they are prepared to defend themselves against any sudden attack by an enemy.
“You will remember that we won our freedom because we were armed. We were not a simple peasantry unused to weapons. The men who wrote our Constitution knew our people would be safe as long and they were armed.”


6 posted on 03/21/2008 4:11:25 AM PDT by fredhead (4-cylinder, air cooled, horizontally opposed......THE REAL VW!!!)
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To: fredhead

interesting quote


7 posted on 03/21/2008 4:13:09 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: decimon

Now you know why the left wants our guns. They want the underclass to rise up and take what they think is rightfully theirs.


8 posted on 03/21/2008 4:13:30 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (a bit of an exaggeration, but basically true)
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To: IncPen; BartMan1

ping


9 posted on 03/21/2008 4:13:53 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: decimon
WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS!

LLS

10 posted on 03/21/2008 4:17:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: decimon
The same thing happened yesterday in my town. (Evansville, IN) Three black utes broke into a woman's home and while she was calling 911, shot her son. I heard the tape of the call on TV and the gunshot is clearly audible over her helpless screams. Fortunately, her son will survive and the perps are behind bars.

Had she been armed, the call would have gone something like this:

Operator: "911 Emergency. What is your emergency?"
Caller: "Um, yeah. I need you to send over the police and the coroner. Three guys broke into my house. I blew one away with my shotgun and the other two crapped themselves."

11 posted on 03/21/2008 4:27:10 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Nothing can be made totally foolproof because fools are so darned ingenious.)
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To: fredhead
I fully agree with you. There’s nothing that strikes fear into the heart of a burglar in your house quite like the sound of a shotgun being pumped.

It’s the only warning he’ll get from me.

He better have some really good hearing 'cause he's only going to hear the safety being clicked off here.

12 posted on 03/21/2008 4:35:01 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (When the rapture comes, can I have your stuff?)
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To: CholeraJoe

"When seconds count, the police are just minutes away."

13 posted on 03/21/2008 4:35:01 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: CholeraJoe

"When seconds count, the police are just minutes away."

14 posted on 03/21/2008 4:35:10 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: CholeraJoe

"When seconds count, the police are just minutes away."

15 posted on 03/21/2008 4:35:23 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: decimon
The victim was identified as Hsiao Hsu, 45, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Hernandez.

Hmmm. Any relation to the political money launderer for the Clintons?

16 posted on 03/21/2008 4:35:40 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: decimon

Hsu?


17 posted on 03/21/2008 4:35:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: decimon

Hsiao Hsu, the victim.

Another Clinton acquaintance?


18 posted on 03/21/2008 4:36:49 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.)
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To: arasina
Hmmm. Any relation to the political money launderer for the Clintons?

Hsu knows?

19 posted on 03/21/2008 4:49:17 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
20 posted on 03/21/2008 4:49:37 AM PDT by Condor51 (If my nose was runnin' money, honey I'd blow it all on you.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Get a gun.

Are they allowed to in California?

21 posted on 03/21/2008 4:55:30 AM PDT by Allegra (I have an inbred fear of stupid people.)
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To: decimon

RIP


22 posted on 03/21/2008 4:56:17 AM PDT by syriacus (Obama: Racists who are TOO set in their ways, like Wright, are excused from the need to CHANGE.)
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To: decimon
Calif. woman slain while calling 911

Well thank God she didn't have a gun. She might have gotten hurt.

23 posted on 03/21/2008 4:58:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
He better have some really good hearing 'cause he's only going to hear the safety being clicked off here.

AGREE! DON'T WARN THE F***ER. The first warning anyone who breaks into my house with me present is going to get is the sound of my currently favored home defense weapon going off. (This is currently an UZI)

24 posted on 03/21/2008 5:03:30 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: decimon
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune carried a report describing a man who came to the scene about an hour after the shooting and asked deputies, "Is my wife OK? Did you find the guy?"

He's most likely the killer, or hired the ones who did it.

25 posted on 03/21/2008 5:06:45 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: kenth

Hah! A mossberg was the first thing I thought of.


26 posted on 03/21/2008 5:10:02 AM PDT by omega4179 (Olympics=Tyrrany inc.)
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To: Moonman62
He's most likely the killer, or hired the ones who did it.

Yeah, I thought of that too. Too cynical, maybe.

27 posted on 03/21/2008 5:11:11 AM PDT by decimon
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To: grey_whiskers

I dial 9mm or louisville slugger first.


28 posted on 03/21/2008 5:11:48 AM PDT by omega4179 (Olympics=Tyrrany inc.)
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To: decimon
Someone who works in my office building has a great bumper sticker on his/her car: “I Carry a Gun Because a Cop is too Heavy”.
29 posted on 03/21/2008 5:20:03 AM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: decimon; sit-rep; Squantos

Sigh.


30 posted on 03/21/2008 5:21:57 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Still looking for UART at FX1050)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

you must be a typical white person../s


31 posted on 03/21/2008 5:50:15 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (GET A GUN....When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away..)
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To: decimon

” One or more males were reported seen running away from the house, the Sheriff’s Department said. “

When the description is this bland, the criminal is either black or hispanic. Sort of like saying, “The police are looking for a man in his 30s wearing a red shirt.”


32 posted on 03/21/2008 5:52:44 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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33 posted on 03/21/2008 5:59:36 AM PDT by Gritty (Sheep have two speeds: 'grazing' and 'stampede' - LTC Dave Grossman, Self-defense Expert)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Now you know why the left wants our guns. They want the underclass to rise up and take what they think is rightfully theirs.

Fear the government that fears its citizens armed.

34 posted on 03/21/2008 6:10:22 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: arasina; All
Hmmm. Any relation to the political money launderer for the Clintons?

My 1st thought also.

GRRRRREAT thread, quotes, advice. Thanks to all contributors.

35 posted on 03/21/2008 6:19:31 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: decimon
Compare with Police: Home invasion victim shoots, kills suspects
36 posted on 03/21/2008 6:35:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: decimon

When seconds count, police are minutes away. Dial 911 and die.


37 posted on 03/21/2008 6:40:59 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: omega4179

One of my options for HD is a Mossberg 500 (w/tactical upgrades) loaded with #6 birdshot. Won’t penetrate 2x drywall (protects others in the house, but will really mess someone up at close range...


38 posted on 03/21/2008 6:48:36 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (In the land of Clinton, where the shadows lie...)
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To: Moonman62
He's most likely the killer, or hired the ones who did it.

Yeah, something doesn't smell right. Such a house certainly has a security system plus it was behind iron gates.

But it was the pistol thrown into the shrubbery that got my attention. Why do such a thing? It doesn't sound like they were being pursued right away.

39 posted on 03/21/2008 6:52:46 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
How do you pump a side by side? I guess Mr. intruder will have to shit whatever's left of his self after he hears the old ten gage bellow her death song.
40 posted on 03/21/2008 6:59:57 AM PDT by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: Moonman62
He's most likely the killer, or hired the ones who did it.

Actually, it sounds more like she called him first and then called the police as he was racing home.

41 posted on 03/21/2008 7:07:09 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away

May I use that as my tagline?

42 posted on 03/21/2008 7:45:54 AM PDT by trussell
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To: trussell

feel free..I use it as mine..


43 posted on 03/21/2008 7:54:10 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (GET A GUN....When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away..)
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To: Caramelgal

Sounds familiar


44 posted on 03/21/2008 7:54:51 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: from occupied ga

Model A or B?


45 posted on 03/21/2008 7:55:45 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Heller: The defining moment of our Republic)
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To: from occupied ga

Maybe she couldn’t get that damn trigger guard off.


46 posted on 03/21/2008 7:57:50 AM PDT by Tolkien (There are things more important than Peace. Freedom being one of those.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Thank you much!


47 posted on 03/21/2008 8:06:02 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: trussell

no problem, it wasn’t my idea of a quote in the first place. I saw it elsewhere here on FR and used it..


48 posted on 03/21/2008 8:07:49 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (GET A GUN....When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away..)
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To: beltfed308

group industries


49 posted on 03/21/2008 8:15:44 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: decimon

Anyone have the audio yet?

Great for playing to city council meetings on gun grabs.


50 posted on 03/21/2008 8:21:03 AM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER ( “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word ''freedom'' out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm X)
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