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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. PDT

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CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - Officials say they are treating the death of a California state prison inmate as a homicide. They said Tuesday that 33-year-old Jack Davis was found unresponsive in his cell early Monday at California State Prison, Corcoran. Investigators have not identified a suspect.

NEW YORK (AP) - A new scientific study shows that gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015. Researcher says the drop can be largely attributed to a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black men. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their findings in the May issue of the science journal Annals of Epidemiology. The university provided the study results on Monday.

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A California police chief says his department will review its procedures after a restaurant patron with his young daughter on his lap was fatally stabbed inside a crowded steakhouse by a homeless man. Ventura Chief Ken Corney told the Los Angeles Times that officers should have responded in person to initial reports about the suspect rather than simply monitoring his actions via security cameras.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 50-year-old woman was fatally shot after a house fire in Los Angeles and her son was taken into custody at the scene. Fire Capt. Erik Scott says firefighters saw smoke billowing out of the windows of a two-story home in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood before dawn Tuesday morning. He said they extinguished the flames and gunshots rang out about 15 minutes later. Police say the suspect appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was in critical condition.

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