Standoff ends with death of man in apparent murder-suicide
SOMERSET, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say a standoff at a home in El Dorado County ended with deputies locating man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a deceased woman.
The Sacramento Bee reports the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has identified the shooter as Ulrich Smith and his victim as 58-year-old Janet Trigg.
The office says deputies surrounded the home Thursday after receiving calls from a woman who said she believed her daughter had been shot by Smith.
Deputies confirmed the homicide suspect was still inside the home and negotiations began about 4:30 p.m. An hour later, sheriff deputies heard a single gunshot.
Officials say deputies found the bodies of Smith and Trigg inside the home.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com