[UPDATE] Around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Los Angeles police officers shot Konstantin Morozov near a friend’s home in Encino, the Los Angeles Times reported. His son, Daniel, was recovered safely and placed in protective custody. Morozov died of his injuries in the hospital.
A murder warrant had been issued in Santa Maria in connection with the shooting on North College Drive late Monday afternoon, according to Santa Maria PD. Multiple media reports state the victim was Daniel’s mother, Natalia Morozova, who was divorced from Konstantin Morozov.
Santa Maria police officers have been searching intensely for a child, who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Monday, said watch commander Sergeant Mike McGehee, after a woman was found dead of gunshot wounds at their home. In Santa Barbara, a 2017 black Jeep Cherokee that the boy, Daniel Morozov, and his father, Konstantin Morozov, were thought to be traveling in was found on Tuesday afternoon, on the 200 block of Lee Drive, which is not far from the 154. SBPD has towed the vehicle, reported watch commander Sergeant Rashun Drayton.
The boy is described as 9 years old and Caucasian, 4‘5”, 90 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Konstantin Morozov is said to be 48, 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Anyone who sees either of them is asked to call 9-1-1.