Police: Two people dead following domestic disturbance, officer-involved shooting in Davis

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DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) -- The Latest on the officer-involved shooting in Davis:

2:43 p.m.

Police have identified the woman as 62-year-old Carol Gray and her son, 29-year-old Christopher Gray.

8:05 p.m.

Speaking with FOX40 Thursday night, Davis Police Lt. Mike Munoz said the woman seen on the floor of the Avocet Avenue home still showed "signs of life" when officers got through the front door.

As officers tried to help the woman, Munoz said they were confronted by a man with a knife. The lieutenant said the man refused to put the knife down and tried to assault the officers, which is when they opened fire.

Lt. Munoz confirmed there had been multiple 911 calls made from the home recently that stemmed from family disturbances and arguments.

Investigators will still be in the Davis neighborhood processing the scene through Friday, according to Munoz.


7:10 p.m.

Davis Mayor Brett Lee released a statement on the shooting Thursday night, which reads in part:

First and foremost, the loss of life is always tragic; we wish to express our sympathy to those directly impacted by this event.

Related to next steps, we are confident in our police department and their ability to follow the approved protocols in place to ensure that this complex set of investigations is handled thoroughly and appropriately.


6:30 p.m.

Davis Police Deputy Chief Paul Doroshov reports early Thursday morning, responding officers broke into an Avocet Avenue home after looking through a window and seeing a woman on the floor and a man with a knife.

Investigators are still in the neighborhood.


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Davis police say a domestic disturbance call quickly escalated, leaving the victim and the suspect dead.

Officials say a conflict ensued when officers encountered the suspect, which led to them shooting and killing the man.

“I heard the shots last night. It woke me up about 3:30, 4 in the morning,” neighbor David Kald told FOX40. “I couldn’t go back to sleep.”

Kald said when he heard the shots, he had a terrible feeling he knew what family was involved.

“Honestly, when I heard that, it’s the first thing I thought of,” Kald said.

“We received a phone call from somebody inside the residence and that person reported a domestic disturbance,” Lt. Mike Munoz said.

Details from police are limited but the department says officers responded to the home on Avocet Avenue when they encountered a man. Soon after, there was a conflict.

Police say officers shot and, ultimately, killed the man.

“There was a female subject inside the residence who we’ve confirmed is deceased,” Lt. Munoz said.

It's unclear how that woman died or when.

An officer was also injured during the conflict, but he is expected to be OK.

“I was just finishing a letter to the City Council about this gentleman,” Kald said.

Kald said the suspect lived with his mother and he told FOX40 neighbors had been complaining about the suspect for years.

“We, the neighbors, have contacted police before. Said there wasn’t anything we could do. They were aware of him,” Kald said. “I feel very upset that two people are deceased, and it didn’t have to happen. That somebody could have got him some help.”

"The man he had kind of a reputation for being disruptive around the neighborhood. He would spend a lot of time walking around the neighborhood and making noise," said neighbor Mayz Rowenbale.

Deputy Chief Paul Doroshov said officers had been at the address several times over the past month but gave no specifics.

Davis police will be investigating the homicide but officials say West Sacramento police will be investigating the officer-involved shooting.

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