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POSTED April 5, 2013 8:58 p.m.

CALIF PARAMEDIC DIES AFTER BEING SHOT IN CAR: OAKLAND  (AP) — An off-duty paramedic who was shot in the head while waiting at a stop sign in Oakland shortly after visiting his father has died.

The Oakland Tribune reports 34-year-old Quinn Boyer died at a hospital late Thursday.

Boyer took his dad to a doctor's appointment on Tuesday when someone in another car shot him. Boyer hit the gas pedal after he was shot that sent his car over a median strip and down a ravine.

No arrests have been made. Police haven't said whether the shooter knew Boyer or if it was an attempted robbery gone bad.

Boyer had been a paramedic since 2008 and had worked for Santa Clara County Ambulance for the past two years. He is the 24th person killed in Oakland this year.


OFF-DUTY ANTIOCH COP HELPS AIRPORT AGENT IN HONOLULU: HONOLULU (AP) — An off-duty California police officer who came to the rescue of a security agent being assaulted at the Honolulu airport was praised by federal authorities as video of the incident was released.

Corporal Justin Rogers of the Pinole Police Department was on vacation and had just taken off his shoes to go through security on March 30 when he spotted the assault.

Security footage released on Thursday shows a woman hitting a female Transportation Security Administration officer and putting her in a headlock. Rogers jumped over a small wall and threw her to the ground.

Rogers identified himself to responding TSA agents and was given a pair of handcuffs to put on the suspect, Pinole police Cmdr. Pete Janke told the Contra Costa Times.

He wrapped up the arrest in time to make his flight back home.

"His actions, coupled with the quick response of airport security, minimized disruptions to the traveling public," the TSA said in a statement.

Lt. Michael Oakland, commander for the state sheriff's airport patrol section, said the woman is homeless and is known to frequent the airport and other areas.

Rogers, a six-year veteran of the Pinole Police Department, "acted decisively, and was looking out for the other people around him. He did what we would expect a Pinole police officer to do," Janke said.



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