RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — It was an unusual scene in the quiet Orange Crest neighborhood of Riverside, 40 miles away from the school shooting in San Bernardino.
A San Bernardino SWAT team of 10 plus officers with rifles showed up to the suspected shooter’s home and called for a man named Jacob to come out.
Authorities identified the shooter in Monday’s North Park Elementary shooting as Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside. His wife was Karen Elaine Smith, also 53. The two were estranged. Anderson opened fire on Smith with a large-caliber revolver. She died at the scene. Anderson then turned the gun on himself, police said. An 8-year-old boy who was struck later died from his injuries.
A person in a white tank top eventually walked out of the front door with his hands up and walked backwards to officers and left with them to voluntarily talk.
“It was very confusing to me. What could possibly be going on in that house could warrant that kind of response?” neighbor Nathan Morris said.
A source says Jacob is the son of Anderson.
Detectives say they were looking for weapons but have not found any as of yet.
A neighbor says a few days ago she heard a couple, possibly Smith and Anderson arguing in a blue convertible car in front of the home.
“All I could see was the lady asking: ‘why didn’t you tell me? or why didn’t you tell me that?” Haille Summer said.
Facebook posts show videos of Anderson and Smith in happier times.
Police said they took a laptop from the home and are searching Anderson’s social media sites.