Investigators believe Los Alamitos police captain Rick Moore, 49, shot dead Westminster City Clerk Amanda Jensen, 37, before he turned the gun on himself, on Sunday, July 16
Police in Seal Beach, California received 911 call from a woman on Sunday night that was cut off
Neighbors told responding officers at an apartment complex where Moore had lived for about four months, they heard gunshots
Officers from seven different departments assisted by a SWAT team, broke a six-hour standoff, using K-9 and police robot
Cops entered the apartment around 2 am to find Moore and Jensen were dead from apparent gunshot wounds
Neighbors said the two who were in ‘a dating relationship’ but had broken up, had a ‘volatile relationship’
Investigators said Los Alamitos police captain Rick Moore [left], shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Amanda Jensen, a Westminster City Clerk [right] before shooting himself dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Seal Beach, California on July 16
A California police captain and his ex-girlfriend were found dead in an apparent murder suicide after a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team, police said.
Investigators believe Los Alamitos police captain Rick Moore, 49, shot and killed Amanda Jensen, a 37-year-old Westminster City Clerk, before he turned the gun on himself in Seal Beach, California, on Sunday night.
Police received a 911 call at 7.20pm that was cut off, and a SWAT team surrounded the apartment complex before their bodies were found recovered at around 2am.
Captain Rick Moore [right] in the Chief’s office with Police Chief Eric Nunez [center], and Captain Sean Connolly left], during a tour by the Daisy Girl Scout Troop 4271
The bodies of Amanda Jensen and Capt. Rick Moore were discovered in the 100 block of Seventh Street around 2 a.m., more than seven hours after officers responded to a woman’s help call, according to the Seal Beach Police Department.
The line was disconnected at some point during the call, which was made around 7:20 p.m., police said in a news release. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots.
Officers arriving at the scene surrounded the apartment building and evacuated nearby homes while a SWAT team responded to a possible barricade situation, authorities said.
six hours later, police entered the apartment and discovered the deceased man and woman, both had apparent gunshot wounds. Investigators believe Moore shot Jensen before he turned the gun on himself.
Police received a 911 call at 7.20pm that was cut off, and a SWAT team surrounded the apartment complex [above] before their bodies were found inside six hours later, around 2.30am
Police officer finds cover behind a squad car during the standoff
Investigators bring out the bodies of Moore and Jensen hours after cops received a 911 call from a woman pleading for help
SWAT Team member and police officer race through the alley behind the apt complex after the report of ‘shot fired’
‘I feel safe saying they were in a dating relationship. But they had broken up,’ Henderson said.
Moore’s neighbors said Jensen would visit the police captain after he moved into the apartment about four months ago. One neighbor Greg Meier, a maintenance worker who lives in the complex, observed: ‘It’s been a volatile relationship.’
Jensen, who was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts, was appointed the Westminster City Clerk in 2015 after working in the office for nearly a decade.
Moore has been a member of the Los Alamitos Police Department since 2008.