Santa Maria police kill murder suspect
June 6, 2015
Santa Maria police shot and killed a man Friday night they believe murdered a woman.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a possible stabbing at an apartment in the northern part of the city. The suspect, who was in his residence, told officers he was armed with several firearms and would shoot anyone who came near his apartment.
As officers approached the residence, shots were fired. At least one officer shot the suspect who later died at the hospital.
Officers found the body of a woman inside the residence. The names of the deceased man and woman have not yet been released.