Posted Nov. 20, 2009, 2:12 p.m.
Sarith Em, a 24-year-old Asian man, was shot and killed in a double homicide Jan. 1, 2009, in the 1800 block of Gardenia Avenue in Long Beach.
The shooting took place early on New Year's Day. Family members said Em and his girlfriend, Vannaly Tim, had gone outside to move a car and never returned.
"The car door was open, and I saw her in the light from inside," said Debi So, 22, Tim's sister. "I went to look and told her to get up, and that's when I saw she was shot, she was bleeding. Then I saw that she was lying on her boyfriend, her hair was covering his face, and when I saw him, I knew he was gone. He was already gone."
Em, an Army veteran who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Tim was ...
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