Woman murdered in SLO was middle school teacher
September 19, 2011
The woman murdered by her son in San Luis Obispo on Saturday was an eighth grade history teacher from Vandenberg Middle School.
Karen Shumey, 65, was a teacher with the Lompoc Unified School District for over 20 years.
Christopher Shumey, 34, allegedly shot and killed his mother on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at his apartment on the corner of Beach and Buchon streets following a heated argument.
Police arrived and Christopher Shumey started shooting at officers with a shotgun from his upstairs apartment. After a short altercation, he surrendered to officers
Officers booked Christopher Shumey into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.