San Diego CA January 5 2019
A security officer leaving his job at a casino was struck and killed by a drunk driver who now faces murder charges.
United States Marine Private Adam Barooshian, 25, is being held without bail, charged with first-degree murder and felony DUI for allegedly driving against traffic on State Route 76 in Bonsall and running head-on into motorcyclist Christopher Williams, a security officer who had just left work.
Williams, a husband and father of two, was himself, a six-year veteran of the Navy. At the time of the accident, Williams was driving his Suzuki motorcycle to his Oceanside home from Pauma Casino where he worked as a security guard.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
CHP investigators say because Barooshian, a Camp Pendleton Marine, has previously been convicted of a DUI, along with his probation status and the circumstances of the crash, he is charged with first-degree murder.
Another security officer from California passed after being intentionally struck by a vehicle on New Year’s Day. The security officer who was working at a nightclub in L.A. County was trying to stop a drunk driver from leaving the club when he was struck. Police have that driver in custody and he is expected to face further charges.
And in New York, another security officer who was shot multiple times early Sunday at an East Side bowling alley remained in critical condition Friday, according to the Buffalo Police Department.
James Cox, 49, was providing security services for a private event at the Kerns Bowling Center on Kerns Avenue near Genesee Street when he intervened in a fight that broke out and was shot multiple times, police said.
While several people were reported to be in attendance at the event inside the bowling alley, a suspect in the shooting has yet to be identified, according to police.
Police said Sunday’s shooting was the first such incident to occur at the bowling alley. As a result, city officials are not looking to shut down the business, police said.