In wake of shooting, Long Beach firefighters' gear stolen

  • Source: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego
  • Published: 07/10/2018 05:33 PM

Two weeks after a Long Beach firefighter was shot to death, his colleagues thought they were under fire again and fled - only to return and find their equipment stolen. Capt. Matt Dobberpuhl says the scare came Monday night as firefighters answered a medical call. He says they heard a loud noise that sounded like gunfire and retreated in their fire engine until police gave the all-clear about 40 minutes later. The firefighters returned to find someone had stolen thousands of dollars' worth of gear, including a defibrillator. Luckily, Dobberpuhl says the medical problem was minor. He says the apparent gunfire might have been illegal fireworks. Fire Capt. Dave Rosa was shot on June 25 during a call to a retirement community. A 77-year-old resident is charged with his murder.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe