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Week in Review : MAJOR EVENTS, IMAGES AND PEOPLE IN ORANGE COUNTY NEWS. : MISCELLANY

<i> Times staff writers Marcida Dodson and Bill Billiter compiled the Week in Review stories. </i>

The sign on the front door of the Santa Ana house read, “You Loot, I Shoot.” Outside the house last week, someone did.

A man who police believe was stealing fighting roosters from the backyard was shot twice and died a short time later at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital.

Salvador S. Tinajero, 37, was struck in the chest and leg when he was shot about 1:25 a.m. Tuesday outside the house on West 5th Street, and died at 2:01 a.m.

Although police reported Tinajero was shot after he took two roosters, valued at about $150 each, the slain man’s family denied he stole the birds. Tinajero had raised roosters until city animal control officers ordered a stop to the practice about a year ago, a family member said.

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Cockfighting is illegal.

Seven men who live at the house were detained for questioning, but they were later released.

The house had been burglarized a month ago, a resident said.


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