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California man, 77, accused of the deaths of fire captain, charged with capital murder

Thomas Kim, 77, was charged with capital murder Wednesday in the shooting death of a Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, a 17-year veteran of the Long Beach force.

(Long Beach Fire)

The retirement home resident who police say fatally shot a veteran fire captain in California is charged with a capital murder.

Thomas Kim, 77, was charged Wednesday with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder of a firefighter, two counts of attempted murder and one count each of arson of an inhabited structure and an explosion with intent to murder, Fox 11 reported, with mention of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

LONG BEACH FIRE ALLEGEDLY SET BY THE NURSING HOME RESIDENT TO TARGET THE FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING

Researchers believe that Kim is one fire for 4 hours on Monday, in an attempt to lure first responders to his home in Long Beach.

Once there, police said, and Kim opened fire. Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, a 17-year veteran of the department, was killed. Another firefighter and a resident of the 11-story home were both injured in the shooting.

Firefighters salute during a procession for Fire Captain Dave Rosa, who was killed after he was shot responding to an emergency at a senior home in Long Beach, California, on Monday 25 June 2018.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rosa leaves a wife and two children, in the age of 16 and 25.

Kim was reportedly scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, but not because of medical reasons.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah or send her an e-mail to nicole.darrah@foxnews.com.

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