Officials identify man killed by Santa Monica police during domestic dispute
Authorities on Thursday identified the man who was fatally shot a day earlier by police in Santa Monica after stabbing his ex-girlfriend.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the man as Frank Walter Johnson, a 59-year-old transient.
Santa Monica police shot Johnson on Wednesday evening as he was stabbing a woman reported to be his former girlfriend. Johnson had apparently climbed into her apartment through a window.
Police arrived while the stabbing was in progress and shot Johnson four times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman, who has not been identified, remains hospitalized.
-- Abby Sewell