Memorial services announced for David Rosa, firefighter killed in apartment shooting

Memorial services have been announced for Capt. David Rosa, who was fatally shot while responding to a fire in a senior apartment complex early Monday in Downtown Long Beach.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, in the arena at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach fire officials announced on Twitter.

The memorial is open to the public with no ticket or RSVP needed, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said.

Jet Blue has offered free flights to firefighters who want to attend, according to the union that represents Long Beach firefighters. Firefighters can visit the union’s website for more details.

A 77-year-old resident of the building where Rosa was shot, has been charged with his death. The man, Thomas Kim, is also accused of arson and attempted murder.

Rosa was a 17-year veteran of the LBFD, serving six of those years as a captain. He lived in San Juan Capistrano and leaves behind a wife and two sons.

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