Firefighter killed by colleague at station is identified: Report

Tory Carlon was 44 and had three daughters

The family of a California firefighter who was fatally shot by another firefighter who later took his own life has been identified.

KTLA and the Los Angeles Times report that multiple sources said 44-year-old Tory Carlon was killed Tuesday morning after a yet-unidentified colleague who was not on duty at the time stormed into the Agua Dulce fire station and began shooting. He also shot a 54-year-old captain, who remains hospitalized.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the suspect is believed to have driven to his home in Acton where he was found dead in a pool with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. When officers arrived, the home was in flames and required helicopters to extinguish.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the suspect and Carlon had been in an ongoing dispute about operations at the fire station. Authorities have not yet publicly commented on a motive.

According to a GoFundMe campaign launched to support his family, Carlon leaves behind a wife and three daughters.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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[Feature image: A fire engulfs a house in Acton, Calif., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Los Angeles County FAround the time of a shooting at a nearby fire station, a fire broke out at the home and police swarmed the area. TV helicopter reporters said a body that may be the gunman was visible outside the home. (AP Photo/David Swanson)]