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Father of man killed in California shooting bursts into tears while speaking about his late son

Odette Odendaal
Nov 10, 2018
09:11 P.M.

On Thursday the father of one of the Borderline Bar & Grill victims speak to reporters after receiving confirmation of news he feared.

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Jason Coffman’s son, Cody was among the 12 people that died during the mass shooting. Battling not to be overcome with emotion Jason started off to say:

“We just got word that my son was one of the those who were killed. This was my first-born son. Cody was the big brother that my kids need.”

Cody was taking steps in joining the Army, it was his dream and had just turned 22-years-old. With two other younger brothers and a sister on the way his father Jason laments that she will never meet her big brother and Jason adds:

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“I have a daughter coming on the 29th of this month. He was so excited to have his first sister, and now she will never know him. Oh, Cody, I love you son. I am speechless and heartbroken. My life has changed forever.”

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The last time Jason spoke with his son Cody was right before he headed to the Borderline Bar & Grill and recalls this last words to his son:

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“The first thing I said was, ‘Please don’t drink and drive,’ “ Coffman said. “The last thing I said was, ‘Son, I love you.’”

Sgt. Ron Helus said similar words to his wife before he hung up and rushed inside as the tragedy unfolded inside Borderline Pub & Grill. The deputy sheriff overheard Helus tell his wife that he has to go and handle a call that he loves her and will speak with her later.

Moments after entering the building he got shot and killed by Ian Long, who killed 11 other people that night before turning the gun on himself inside an office close to the entrance.

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Authorities have been gathering evidence and trying to piece together why the tragedy took place. It appears Ian was taking footage during his attack and his previously unknown connection to the Borderline Pub & Grill opened up two possible motives.

Several friends said Ian frequented the bar and enjoyed spending time there. The same bar was also the hangout spot for survivors of last year’s Las Vegas massacre where 58 people got killed during a country music festival.

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Another possibility that came up is that Ian got bullied at school for having a lazy eye and he struggled to deal with it, many of his bullies were at the club that night and that the shooting may be revenge related.

There was also a post found on Facebook which Ian made during the attack that read:

“I hope people call me insane... (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’.. or ‘keep you in my thoughts’... every time... and wonder why these keep happening...”

Ian Long, 28, was a former Marine and suspected sufferer of PTSD and leaves a mother behind.

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