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Officials identify man killed by Santa Monica police during domestic dispute

April 14, 2011 | 10:41 pm

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.


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