An ongoing workplace feud in the City of Agua Dulce escalated to a point where a disgruntled truck driver used an assault rifle to shoot at the Alta Loma Fire Station early Monday morning. The fire house is located in the City of El Cajon.
A gunman opened fire at a fire station in Agua Dulce, California on Wednesday, killing two firefighters and wounding two others. Authorities have identified the gunman as Jonathan Tatone, a former firefighter from the nearby town of Colton. Tatone was fired from the Colton Fire Department in August due to an altercation with another firefighter, according to the Associated Press.
ACTON (CBSLA) – A fatal shooting that left one firefighter dead and another in critical condition may have been caused by a labor dispute, according to sources with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Officials with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the shooter Wednesday night as 45-year-old Jonathan Patrick Tatone. READ MORE: Fraud lawyer James Barker sentenced to prison for pleading guilty to fraud The name of the victim has not yet been officially released. However, La Habra City Councilman Jose Medrano identified the deceased firefighter as Tori Carlona. An initial interview with the deputy who investigated the incident revealed that it was a labor dispute. Another LASD source said: They didn’t seem to like each other, but he didn’t go into it. Authorities believe the suspect from Acton set the fire and took his own life after the shooting. According to authorities, an off-duty firefighter opened the fire around 10:50 a.m. Los Angeles Fire Station 81 in the 8700 block of Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce on Tuesday. Fire Station #81 in the 8700 block of Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce. Knowing that this could have happened to any of us, knowing that there is a mother or father, husband or wife, children who are grieving right now in a way that words cannot express, said Jonathan Matheny, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It’s hard to swallow. READ MORE: Seal Beach physician Keyvan Amirihorheh pleads guilty to $8.4 million medical fraud. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, however, because it was not immediately clear what was inside, bombers were on the scene and ground crews and water dropping planes worked for hours to extinguish the fire. The suspect says he will shoot anyone who gets too close, the dispatcher tells first responders. When detectives were able to enter the home, they found the suspect dead in a pool of self-inflicted gunfire. This is the most difficult day I have personally experienced with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, seeing our brothers and sisters in danger in this way, Matheny said. The home, located in the 2600 block of Bent Spur Drive in Acton, was designed by the late architect Martin Gelber of Bel-Air and sold last July for $700,000, according to online records. At Tuesday night’s vigil in Acton, a friend of the late firefighter spoke of him as a loving father of three daughters. When it comes to father, firefighter or mentor, no one can match him. He taught me a lot about how to be a better father to my daughters and be there for them, he told the crowd. The deceased firefighter was a 20-year veteran of the force. MORE NEWS : Actor Jimmy Smits has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Carlon’s family. You can find them here.