Margaret Carrero

Father Says Last Thing He Said to 22 Year Old Son Who Died in Thousand Oaks Shooting: 'I Love You'

November 08, 2018 - 10:20 am
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(AP) - Jason Coffman sobbed as he told reporters that authorities told him that his oldest son Cody Coffman was killed in the shooting.

Jason Coffman said he talked to his 22-year-old son just before he went to the bar Wednesday night.

He says he told his son not to drink and drive and that the last thing he said to his son was: "I love you."

Jason Kaufman says the last thing he said to his 22-year-old son who died in the Thousand Oaks shooting was “I love you.” You can read the full story on our website. Just click on the link in the bio.

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Coffman says his son leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter and that he was the big brother that his two younger brothers and soon-to-be-born daughter needed.

Earlier Thursday morning, KNX reporter Margaret Carrero talked to Coffman who was looking for his son.

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10:05 a.m.

A father has identified his 22-year-old son as among the 12 people killed in the shooting rampage at a California bar.

Jason Coffman says his son Cody Coffman has been identified among the victims.

The victims were shot and killed late Wednesday by the gunman who opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill, which was holding a weekly country music dance night for college students.

A Ventura County sheriff's sergeant who responded to the shooting has also been identified as among the dead.

The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long. He was found dead and is believed to have killed himself.

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9:35 a.m.

The mayor of Thousand Oaks, California, says next-of-kin notifications are being prepared about the people who were killed and injured at the mass shooting inside a bar in the city.

Mayor Andrew Fox says it is going to be a "very difficult day for many people."

Twelve people were shot and killed late Wednesday by the gunman who opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill, which was holding a weekly country music dance night for college students.

A Ventura County sheriff's sergeant who responded to the shooting has been identified as among the dead. The names of the other 11 people who were slain have not been made public.

The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long. He also was found dead and is believed to have killed himself.

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9:25 a.m.

"Sister Sister" actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband are looking for their missing niece following the mass shooting at the Southern California bar.

A Pepperdine University suitemate of the couple's freshman niece, Alaina Housley, went on Twitter to say her friend was missing and offered a description of what she was wearing.

Mowry-Housley responded by identifying herself as Housley's aunt and sought to contact the suitemate directly.

Authorities say a gunman killed 12 people, including a sheriff's sergeant, Wednesday night at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

Housley's suitemate said on Twitter that Housely was among a group of women who went dancing at the bar and has not returned.

Mowry-Housley's husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, also took to Twitter to ask: "Please pray if you believe....pray."