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California gunman, in manifesto, said police nearly thwarted plot

A frame grab from a video that was posted on You Tube by an individual who identified himself as Elliot Rodger is shown in this May 24, 2014 photo. REUTERS/Elliot Rodger/YouTube

A frame grab from a video that was posted on You Tube by an individual who identified himself as Elliot Rodger is shown in this May 24, 2014 photo. REUTERS/Elliot Rodger/YouTube

A frame grab from a video that was posted on You Tube by an individual who identified himself as Elliot Rodger is shown in this May 24, 2014 photo. REUTERS/Elliot Rodger/YouTube
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Jose Cardoso, 50, cries in front of a makeshift memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez outside a deli that was one of nine crime scenes after series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Jose Cardoso, 50, cries in front of a makeshift memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez outside a deli that was one of nine crime scenes after series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista...more

Jose Cardoso, 50, cries in front of a makeshift memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez outside a deli that was one of nine crime scenes after series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Police and emergency personnel tend to a victim at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg

Police and emergency personnel tend to a victim at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg

Police and emergency personnel tend to a victim at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg
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People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez outside a deli that was one of nine crime scenes after series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez outside a deli that was one of nine crime scenes after series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa...more

People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez outside a deli that was one of nine crime scenes after series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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An armed police officer walks near the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg

An armed police officer walks near the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg

An armed police officer walks near the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg
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A dead body lies beside a vehicle at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg

A dead body lies beside a vehicle at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg

A dead body lies beside a vehicle at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zach Warburg
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UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

UC Santa Barbara students attend a candlelight vigil following Friday's series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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Bunches of flowers are placed on the lawn outside the Alpha Phi sorority house in a makeshift memorial after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

Bunches of flowers are placed on the lawn outside the Alpha Phi sorority house in a makeshift memorial after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil...more

Bunches of flowers are placed on the lawn outside the Alpha Phi sorority house in a makeshift memorial after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown speaks at a news conference at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown speaks at a news conference at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown speaks at a news conference at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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A map of the shooter's movement is displayed during a news conference by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (not shown) at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A map of the shooter's movement is displayed during a news conference by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (not shown) at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A map of the shooter's movement is displayed during a news conference by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (not shown) at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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The Woman's Alpha Phi sorority house is seen after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

The Woman's Alpha Phi sorority house is seen after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

The Woman's Alpha Phi sorority house is seen after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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A picture of Elliot Rodger is displayed during a news conference by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (not shown) at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A picture of Elliot Rodger is displayed during a news conference by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (not shown) at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A picture of Elliot Rodger is displayed during a news conference by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown (not shown) at Sheriff headquarters in Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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A wrecked black BMW sedan is pictured on the street after a series of drive -by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A wrecked black BMW sedan is pictured on the street after a series of drive -by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A wrecked black BMW sedan is pictured on the street after a series of drive -by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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A window with bullet holes is pictured at the I.V. Deli Mart after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A window with bullet holes is pictured at the I.V. Deli Mart after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

A window with bullet holes is pictured at the I.V. Deli Mart after a series of drive-by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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Flowers are pictured on the sidewalk in front of I.V. Deli Mart after a series of drive -by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

Flowers are pictured on the sidewalk in front of I.V. Deli Mart after a series of drive -by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

Flowers are pictured on the sidewalk in front of I.V. Deli Mart after a series of drive -by shootings that left 6 people dead in the Isla Vista section of Santa Barbara, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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Students walk near the 7-11 after a drive-by shooter went on a night time rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left six people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday, in Isla Vista, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein

Students walk near the 7-11 after a drive-by shooter went on a night time rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left six people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday, in Isla Vista, California...more

Students walk near the 7-11 after a drive-by shooter went on a night time rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left six people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday, in Isla Vista, California May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein
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