The Daily Caller | 11/8/2018 | Staff
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The identities of the 12 victims who were slain in a deadly mass shooting at a southern California bar late Wednesday night are beginning to be released.

A gunman dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt entered Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks carrying a reportedly legally purchased .45 calibre Glock semi-automatic handgun and opened fire on a large crowd during the bar’s college country music night.

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The suspect has been identified as Ian David Long, 28, a former U.S. Marine.

Helus, a 29-year law enforcement veteran, was killed while responding to the incident. He was among the first responders on the scene and immediately exchanged fire with the shooter upon entering the bar, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

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His last words were to his wife, with whom he had just hung up the phone before he was dispatched to the bar.

“Hey, I gotta go handle a call, I love you, I’ll talk to you later,” Dean said Helus told his wife.

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Thousands of people lined the streets in southern California as Helus’s body was driven from the hospital to a coroner’s office.

“He died a hero because he went, he went in to save lives, to save other people’s lives,” Dean said.

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Coffman, 22, was identified by his father, Jason Coffman, who said he last spoke to his son that night before Cody headed out.

“First thing I said was ‘please...
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