Police searching for kidnapped boy after deadly shooting in Santa Maria

August 22, 2017

Daniel Morozov

Santa Maria police issued an Amber Alert for a 9-year-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped following a fatal shooting Monday night.

Daniel Morozov is likely in the company of Konstantin Morozov, 48, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. According to the alert, there is an extraordinary threat to life or property, and special attention should be paid to international airports and border crossings.

On Monday night, officers found a dead body after arriving at the scene of a shooting at at 230 N. College Drive. The victim was a woman, though authorities have yet to disclose her identity.

Police describe the missing boy as white, 4 feet 5 inches tall and 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The older Morozov is described as white, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

The last vehicle in which the Morozovs were spotted was a 2015 blue Volkswagen Golf hatchback with the license plate number 7JGG242.

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This is a very sad chapter in Daniel’s life. My thoughts are for a happy ending to his story..

Latest update is father was shot and killed by LAPD

Child is safe.

He only came for a better life, and no one should be condemning of him, as this ‘is how we handle problems in my country’, lol.

I say let’s severely limit both legal and illegal immigration, and pray that this little boy will be found safe. As for the dad, I hope he draws on officers and they have to ‘expedite’ him.


No Amber Alert went out to the county of SLO or any SLO radio stations.

I am confused by your statement. Do you mean that the Amber Alert that woke me up did not happen? Or do you mean that my home in Atascadero has been moved to another county? Please advise.

Different vehicle today. Check your latest Amber alert.

I find it so interesting that with a name of “Daniel Morozov” that he and his son had to be described as “white” in this article and in the Tribune. Is this how we are to define suspects now! I don’t need to know that someone is “brown” if their name is Garcia, Gonzales, Ramimez, etc. I don’t need to know that Smith, Lickig, Dietrick, Johnson or Harmon are white or black, Either state the name and then, if no name is available a description of the person should include tattoos, special marks and color of skin. This must be the new mantra for the press…