Police Capt. and Westminster City Clerk Found Shot Dead in Apartment

A police captain and a woman identified by neighbors as his girlfriend were found shot to death in his Seal Beach apartment early Monday 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."

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