Here’s how you can donate to the family of slain Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa

A memorial fund has been set up to benefit the family of Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa, who was shot to death Monday while responding to a fire at a senior-living facility.

Rosa was a 17-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department. He has a wife and two sons, ages 25 and 16.

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A 77-year-old man who lives at the senior facility where Rosa was shot has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire in his apartment and then opening fire, wounding Rosa, Firefighter Ernesto Torres and another resident of the building. Torres is expected to recover from his injuries, and the other wounded man was in critical but stable condition, according to authorities.

More info about the memorial fund is available at

David Rosa. Photo courtesy the LBFD.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.