Sgt. Helus was one of 12 people killed by ex-Marine Ian Long, 28, at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday evening.
Long, who served as a machinegunner in Afghanistan between November 2010...
Witnesses said he wore something like a ski mask as he opened fire in the packed club at around 11.20pm on Wednesday evening. Coffman broke down as he told reporters how his last words to his son as he went out that night were not to drink and drive and that he loved him.
Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said the first reports of shots fired came around 11:20 p.m.at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 64 kilometers west of Los Angeles.
"When (he) started to reload, that's when we got people out of there and I didn't look back", Wennerstron said.
Sheriff John Dean recounted what Helus had told his wife, telling the LA Times: 'He said, "Hon, I got to go, I love you". "We have no idea what the motive was at this point", Dean said.
"He talked a lot about the isolation that veterans feel when they return home without continuity or consistency, and he just wanted to extend his [arms] around whoever else felt that", she said.
"I've learned it doesn't matter what community you're in", Dean told reporters when asked if he was surprised this happened in Thousand Oaks.
"They called out our crisis intervention team, our mental health specialists who met with him, talked to him, and cleared him".
Shortly after the shooting, Adam Housley said the teen's "Apple Watch and iPhone still showed her location on the dance floor", the LA Times reported over Twitter.
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A GUNMAN armed with an "Uzi" machine gun and smoke grenades opened fire at a bar in California killing 12 people including a cop and injuring at least ten more today.
"We were all bodies on top of each other and as soon as we saw him (the shooter) walk. into the other part of the bar, everyone bolted as fast as they could to get out", Tait said.
A law enforcement officer said the suspect used a.45-caliber handgun, created to hold a magazine of 10 rounds.
"We would go to Borderline together".
The bar is also close to several other universities, including California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, Pepperdine in Malibu and Moorpark College in Moorpark.
He bolted toward an exit onto a smoking patio, filled with more people who hadn't heard the gunshots over the loud music "and I told them get over that fence and just run".
"There's people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there's people that have seen it twice", he said.
Curtis Kellogg, a friend who served with Long, said the last time he spoke with Long he was headed to Southern California. Helus was a 29 veteran of the force who had planned to retire in the next year.
Neighbours said Thursday they would hear loud, aggressive fights between the two. Police and firefighters lined the highways and saluted as a hearse carried his body from a hospital to the country coroner's office.