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.

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