SEAL BEACH (CNS) – A police captain and a woman identified by neighbors as his girlfriend were found shot to death in his Seal Beach apartment early today following an hours-long SWAT standoff, authorities said.
Police were called about 7:20 p.m. Sunday by a woman requesting help, but then the line went dead, according to Seal Beach police Sgt. Michael Henderson. Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots coming from an apartment in the 100 block of Seventh Street in Seal Beach, he said.
SWAT officers surrounded the apartment in case it was a barricade situation, Henderson said. When numerous attempts to contact someone inside the apartment failed, the SWAT team entered the residence and found the bodies of 37-year-old Amanda Jensen of Garden Grove and 49-year-old Rick Moore, Henderson said.
Jensen was Westminster’s city clerk and Moore was a Los Alamitos police captain, according to Seal Beach police.
A neighbor who lives and works as a maintenance man at the 21-unit apartment complex told reporters that Moore had lived there for about four months and described the relationship between the two as “volatile.”
At 7:20 PM Sunday evening, Western Cities Communications received a 911 call from a female party seeking police assistance at an apartment in the 100 block of 7th Street in Seal Beach. The call was abruptly disconnected and subsequent calls from nearby neighbors were received shortly thereafter reporting numerous shots fired. Units responding arrived to find a barricade situation with no response from the apartment in question. A command post was established and the building evacuated while SWAT operators took up positions around the residence. Nearly 8 hours later operators made entry to the apartment where they discovered two deceased bodies. Further information including name, age or gender of the victims was unavailable. Several witness reports indicate the resident of the apartment where the incident occurred is an off-duty Los Alamitos Police Department officer. The Seal Beach Police Department is handling the investigation with the assistance of nearby agencies.
Interviews with Michael Henderson, Seal Beach Police Department PIO & Chris Brown, Witness.