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by Doha Madani

A sheriff's sergeant who died during a Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California

Sgt. Ron Helus was hit five times by gunman Ian David was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer's AR-style rifle, Ventura County, and Sheriff Bill Ayub said at a press conference Friday.

Ventura County officer Sgt. Ron Helus.Santa Barbara County Sheriff

"This news is extremely difficult for all of us to process and understand," Ayub said.

He was a 9-year veteran of the department and he volunteered for the California Highway Patrol.

He was wearing a body armor during the shooting, but he was in the medical examiner.

"Ayub told reporters" I can not tell you that "It's a matter of comfort as well as fatigue for officers to wear heavy armor, day in and day out."

Long, 28, the man who killed 12 people at the bar, was a machine gunner in the Marines from 2008 to 2013. He served as a corporal and was deployed in Afghanistan. Long shot of self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the bar after the attack.

Long's motive for the shooting is still unknown.

Andrew Blankstein Contributed.


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