Ventura Country Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus died “a hero” in Wednesday’s shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, Sheriff Geoff Dean said. Helus was among least 12 killed when a gunman opened fire on the popular nightspot for local college students outside Los Angeles.
Helus, among the first law enforcement responders, entered the front door of the bar with a highway patrol officer, according to reports. He was shot multiple times before his fellow officer could move him out of the way. Helus later died from his injuries.
Helus, who was married and had a son, had been on the force for 29 years and was to retire in a year, CBS News noted.
A gunman opened fire on a crowd inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Reports say multiple people were killed and injured, and the gunman is reportedly dead.
(Pictured) People comfort each other after a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2018.
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