Calif shooting spree victim small business owner

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Updated: 2/20/2013 3:31 pm

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California commuter who was shot to death in front of other horrified drivers during a carjacking was a small business owner and father of two with a passion for fly-fishing.

Jeff Osborn, the brother-in-law of victim Melvin Lee Edwards, said Wednesday that Edwards owned a family business called Rubicon Gear and celebrated his 42nd wedding anniversary on Feb. 12.

The 69-year-old Vietnam veteran was on his way to work shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday when police say he was killed by 20-year-old Ali Syed, who stole his BMW.

Police say Syed, a part-time community college student, then killed a construction worker in an hour-long rampage that began before dawn when he fatally shot a woman at his parents' home and fled. Syed later committed suicide.

 

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