Borderline hero killed by friendly fire

By Kyle Jorrey and Becca Whitnall,

Borderline hero Sgt. Ron Helus was killed by friendly fire, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Friday at a press conference in Thousand Oaks.

In the heat of a gun battle with shooter Ian David Long, Helus was struck by a single bullet fired from a California Highway Patrol officer’s rifle that pierced his vest and hit his heart, ultimately causing his death, Ventura County Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher...

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