Posted: Oct 10, 2012 2:21 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 7:25 AM
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office has completed its review of the investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office into the homicide of Lawrence Alan Kitchen that occurred on June 4, 2012, in Lompoc. The District Attorney finds the shooting was a justifiable homicide.
The shooting happened back in June when the Lompoc Police Department was called out on shots fired to the 200 block of South I Street.
That's where officers say Lawrence Kitchen, 57, became involved in a dispute with a neighbor's visitor over a parking spot.
Kitchen confronted Michelle Velasquez, shot her with the shotgun, injuring her and killing a small dog. Kitchen then pointed his weapon at Eusebio Ruiz who was attempting to seek refuge in another home.
Kitchen shot Ruiz in the torso and leg. When officers arrived on scene they instructed Kitchen to drop the weapon.
He pointed his weapon at Lompoc Police officers. Two officers shot and killed Kitchen.
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