A 62-year-old father has been found dead in a motel room bathroom, bringing his stand-off with police to an end after he shot his estranged wife dead and injured their adult daughter in a church parking lot.
Arthur Edigin was found inside the bathroom of his room at the Extended Stay America Hotel on Friday morning.
SWAT teams and negotiators had descended on the scene to try to coax him out and they were talking with him before he took his own life.
Edigin murdered his estranged wife, Graciela, as she sat in her car in the parking lot of the Christ the Redeemer Church in Cypress at 7pm on Thursday.
He shot into the car multiple times, fatally wounding her and injuring his estranged, 31-year-old daughter, Penny Grace.
A child who was in the back of the car, who is thought to be Penny’s daughter, was unharmed.
The couple also have at least one other adult daughter who was not involved.
It is not clear what drove Edigin to carry out the attack.
The church was put on lock-down with around 100 worshipers inside immediately after the shooting.
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Source: Daily Mail