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BREAKING: 1 dead, multiple reported injured in Azusa, California, shooting 

Police responded to an active shooter near a polling place in Azusa, California, Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported. At least one person was reported killed. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Scroggin said police were there is at least one suspect, who is heavily armed. This is developing.

During the trial of Richard Ramirez, he was escorted into the courtroom wearing shackles. The leg shackles remained on throughout the trial. The lead prosecutor also asked for extra security, including a metal detector. This was a precaution after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department warned that Ramirez had threatened to smuggle a gun into court and shoot the prosecutor before turning the gun on the spectators. 

Justin Bieber Being Investigated in Alleged Headbutting Incident

Justin Bieber may be in trouble with the law again.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department confirmed to ET on Thursday that the 22-year-old singer is being investigated for an incident at a Los Angeles restaurant.

“There is an open investigation where someone inside the establishment called and said that something happened with him [Bieber] outside,” the sheriff’s department tells ET.

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However, what actually happened is still being determined, authorities say, and they have yet to speak to Bieber. Police also tell ET that they haven’t confirmed that Bieber was involved in the battery case.

Reps for Bieber did not respond to request for comment.

Bieber allegedly headbutted a man at a pre-GRAMMY party last weekend at Serafina restaurant, according to TMZ, and cops are now investigating the incident as a possible crime. Bieber was reportedly “play fighting” with former That’s So Raven actor Kyle Massey at 2 a.m. Saturday, when he allegedly got upset at somebody recording him and refusing to delete the video. The “Baby” singer then allegedly headbutted the man – prompting a person at the scene to call the police – though Bieber left before deputies arrived.

A representative for Serafina restaurant told ET on Thursday that nobody from their staff was involved in the incident.

“We know very little about the alleged incident at Serafina Sunset with Justin Bieber, but we can assure you that nobody from our staff was involved, nor did we call the police,” Caroline McBride, Director of Public Relations for Serafina Restaurant Group, tells ET. “We always have pleasant experiences with Mr. Bieber whenever he comes to Serafina.”

According to TMZ, the alleged victim doesn’t want to press charges against Bieber, but the misdemeanor battery investigation is still ongoing.

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Bieber didn’t attend the GRAMMYs on Sunday, but on Tuesday, he did take to Instagram Stories to share that he didn’t “have a Valentine.”

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West Hollywood plastered with rainbow #ShootBack signs

Stickers and posters featuring a rainbow-colored version of the Gadsden flag and the hashtag #ShootBack were raising eyebrows in West Hollywood on Thursday morning in the wake of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.

The posters featured a coiled, striking rattlesnake, similar to the yellow Gadsden flag that reads “Don’t Tread On Me” and often is used by the Tea Party movement. The West Hollywood signs were rainbow-colored, like the gay pride flag.

Capt. Holly Perez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station said she first noticed one of the rainbow #ShootBack signs Wednesday night as she was running along Santa Monica Boulevard. She was surprised, initially thinking it was just something leftover from Sunday’s L.A. Pride parade and “a fluke.”

But then she kept seeing them — in the public right of way and on private property — and alerted others in the sheriff’s department.

“I understand the sentiment behind them and First Amendment rights, but it’s a bad message,” Perez said. “I hope it’s just people venting that they could do this, and I’m hoping their calmness will take over. It’s our job to keep you safe.”

I wanted to share this story first and foremost because of the positive message I think it brings. You have a right to defend yourself and your life.

Notice, however, that Captain Holly Perez of the LA Sheriff’s Dept. doesn’t seem to think so – in fact she states “it’s our job to keep you safe.”

Our job, she says, as in the government. This is a subtle yet dangerous narrative bend which puts the burden and authority to defend your person and property on the police. The State has been executing and disenfranchising the LGBTQ community since its inception. It has never been their job to keep you safe, only oppressed.

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Video shows LA officer firing at suspect on the ground

Chilling video captured on Saturday morning in Lynwood, California, shows Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies shooting dozens of rounds at a man already lying bleeding on the pavement. As the suspect identified as Nicholas Robertson tried to crawl away, the officers fired for nearly 25 seconds. Why police reportedly shot at the man.

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Donnell Thompson was killed by police — and now they’ve admitted he wasn’t a suspect.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department admitted Tuesday that Donnell Thompson, a 27-year-old unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a SWAT team member, was not connected to a nearby carjacking with a suspect who shot at the officers.

On July 28, authorities were chasing armed suspect Robert Alexander, who stole a car in Los Angeles at gunpoint, crashed and fled into the Compton streets. Thompson fit the description authorities described: “A black man 20 to 30 years old, wearing dark pants or shorts and a basketball jersey.”

 Thompson, who was mentally disabled, did not respond to authorities commands, until he was hit with foam bullets. When that happened, Thompson began charging at an armored vehicle. A SWAT deputy then shot at Thompson, killing him.

According to the LA Times, the deputy who shot and killed Thompson has not yet been suspended — but rather given different responsibilities.

Suge Knight charged with murder, attempted murder in hit-and-run

Los Angeles Times: Former rap mogul Suge Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder after a fatal hit-and-run Compton, Calif., the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

Prosecutors alleged Knight intended to run down a friend and another man after an argument on a movie set. One of the men was killed.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Marion “Suge” Knight walks into the Los Angeles County sheriff’s West Hollywood station early Friday. (OnScene.TV)

His name was Lorne Ahrens. Before becoming a Dallas police officer he was a civilian employee of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at the Lennox Sheriff’s Station and a friend of mine. He died protecting those who were protesting last night. He was a friend and a great man. This world is less without him.