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POSTED March 27, 2013 9:38 p.m.

MAN SHOT WHILE DEFENDING FAMILY IDENTIFIED: SAN LEANDRO  (AP) — Authorities have identified a Northern California man who was shot and killed while defending his mother-in-law from thieves.

The Alameda County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as 32-year-old Delun Pan of Alameda.

Police say Pan was shot Friday while trying to help his mother-in-law who was unloading items from her car when two thieves attempted to rob her outside a home in San Leandro. The suspects sped away in a dark-colored sedan.

Pan later died at a local hospital.

The Bay Area News Group reports that a coroner's spokeswoman said an autopsy revealed Pan died from a bullet wound to his abdomen.

Also, San Leandro city officials announced on Tuesday that they are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in connection with Pan's death.

OAKLAND DISPUTES NEW POLICE LEADER'S BENEFITS: OAKLAND  (AP) — When fringe benefits are totaled up, Oakland's new overseer of the police department could earn $300,000 a year — and some city officials say that's too much.

The Oakland Tribune reports the major sticking points, according to the city, are that Thomas Frazier wants the cash equivalents of sick leave, vacation and city pension contributions.

The new police compliance director also wants the city to pay an additional 25 percent on top of his $270,000 salary to fund his pension — a benefit given most non-public safety employees. The city says that's not appropriate.

The city filed a request with U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson after missing a court-imposed deadline Monday to agree to terms with Frazier, Baltimore's former police commissioner.

Henderson appointed the 68-year-old Frazier to the powerful post earlier this month.

4-ALARM BLAZE IN SAN FRANCISCO CONTAINED: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A four-alarm house fire in San Francisco's Bayview district has been contained.

Authorities say the fire was reported a little before 1 a.m. on Wednesday and took about 2 ½ hours to contain.

More than 130 firefighters were called in to fight the blaze, which left several buildings damaged.

KGO-TV reports that about 20 residents were displaced, but none was injured. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

MAN SPOTTED ENGULFED IN FLAMES ON NAPA OVERPASS: NAPA  (AP) — Napa police are investigating whether a man who died after being found engulfed in flames on a pedestrian overpass was the victim of a homicide or took his own life.

Motorists on Highway 29 contacted dispatchers just before 4 a.m. Tuesday to report a man on fire.

Police Capt. Jeff Troendly says firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames. The man, however, was pronounced died at the scene.

 

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