Keith Lawrence was in the driver's seat, a standout basketball player with a new job as a USC patrol officer, shot and slumped behind the wheel. Monica Quan was next to him, also a basketball star, now a much-loved basketball coach, also shot dead.
They were college sweethearts, newly engaged. They had recently moved into the Irvine condominium complex where they were found Sunday night on the top level of a parking garage.
Police released few details but said they believe, based on the evidence, that the killings were neither a murder-suicide nor a robbery gone bad.