UPDATED: Domestic Shooting, Police Standoff in Seaside Leaves Woman Injured and Suspect Dead.
June 21, 2011
Frank Reynolds, 56, is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with local police, following the man shooting his ex-girlfriend, Eva Rodriguez, multiple times, according to Seaside Police Commander Chris Veloz.
At approximately 5:35pm on Tuesday evening, Seaside Police were called to Rodriguez's residence at the 2000 block of Mariposa Street near Ord Grove Avenue where a white male in his 50s was walking down the street holding a gun.
While on route, patrol units were told that Reynolds was shooting at a Rodriguez in her yard. Shortly after police units arrived, Rodriguez ran out of her house, saying that Reynolds had shot her and was still in the residence. She was then airlifted to a hospital in San Jose. According to Veloz, she was in serious condition, but was conscious and able to speak and is expected to survive.
At this point, police had set up a perimeter to the home and called in the Monterey Peninsula Regional SWAT Team to try and coerce the suspect out of the residence safely with help from the Crisis Negotiation Team. Police originally estimated the suspect was barricaded inside the house, but after the SWAT Team cleared the home, they found the suspect inside, deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the back bedroom.
According to Veloz, Seaside police have been dealing with a domestic violence investigation at the residence over the last four days with Reynolds, who was arrested on June 14 and charged with battery, brandishing a knife, and terrorist threats.
While in custody, Rodriguez was given an Emergency Protection Order against Mr. Reynolds, prohibiting him from contacting Rodriguez.
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Images of the SWAT Team preparing to enter the home where Reynolds was located: