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California triple homicide seen as tenant dispute

Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police in Pasadena, California, are investigating a triple homicide as a possible tenant-landlord dispute.

Police say John Izeal Smith opened fire on police officers before barricading himself inside a home in the Los Angeles suburb Saturday afternoon. He called police, and a dispatcher persuaded him to surrender.

Lt. Ed Calatayud says the 35-year-old is suspected of killing a woman inside a home, then killing two others outside. Two others suffered minor to moderate injuries.

The lieutenant says officers were approaching a person who was shot outside when they came under heavy fire. The officers took cover and their cars were struck with bullets. No officers were killed or injured.

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