Los Alamitos Police Captain Fatally Shot Westminster City Clerk With His Own Weapon, Coroner Reports

Cities of Westminster and Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos Police Department Capt. Rick Moore and Westminster City Clerk Amanda Jensen were found dead Monday, July 17, when a police SWAT team entered a Seal Beach apartment hours after a distress call and reports of gunshots.

Los Alamitos Police Department Capt. Rick Moore fatally shot Westminster City Clerk Amanda Jensen three times with his personal weapon, according to the Orange County Coroner.

The coroner completed autopsies of Jensen, 37, and Moore, 49, Thursday, said Seal Beach Police Department spokesman Sgt. Michael Henderson in a statement. The preliminary results determined Moore fatally shot Jensen three times with his “personally owned” .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Moore died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the statement.

The announcement comes a day after District Attorney (DA) spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden told Voice of OC in an email that the DA’s office had twice investigated possible domestic violence in the couple’s relationship.

The DA’s office investigated both parties for domestic violence but was unable to file in either case because “neither could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” Van Der Linden said in the email.

Moore and Jensen’s bodies were found early Monday morning at a Seal Beach apartment by a police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team after an hours-long blockade.  Police first believed a shooter was barricaded in the apartment after witnesses reported hearing several gunshots from an apartment on the 100 block 7th street in Seal Beach.

According to Seal Beach police’s original statement, the SWAT team discovered the bodies when it entered the apartment after making “numerous” attempts to contact the occupants.

The two paragraph update Thursday said in part “preliminary results have determined that Mr. Moore fatally shot Ms. Jensen three times with his personally owned .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.  Mr. Moore died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot.”

A formal report and toxicology results from the Orange County Coroner are pending.

Jose Ochoa is a Voice of OC intern. He can be reached at joseochoa.voc@gmail.com.

  • LFOldTimer

    Men are evil. The government should have a mandated orchiectomy program. Males who voted for Hillary and support the following: gun prohibition, LGBTQ, open borders, global warming awareness, radical feminism, pink hats, Marxism, New World Order and big government domination are exempted. lol.

    • justanon

      Yeah, instead of focusing on and discussing a SOLUTION to the huge number of women (and their families) who are murdered every year because DOMESTIC ABUSER’S are allowed to have unchecked gun ownership rights, you would rather WALLOW in your right-wing nut, faux, white, male grievances. Poor, poor, put upon ‘iddle snowflake!

      What a pathetic excuse of a human being you are.

  • LFOldTimer

    OMG. Here we go again. Instead of focusing on this one loose cannon nutjob the progressives turn it into a gender war. Those evil men. Over the millenniums how many males have sacrificed their lives for womankind? Go find that study. Oh wait. I forgot. It wouldn’t be fair to look at the glass half full. Let’s emphasize the negative. Leave it to the divisive left. Us vs.Them. lol.

    • justanon

      1) This article WASN’T about this case, but about male domestic violence and its pattern of escalation. It just happens to fit this case perfectly because it’s such a COMMON occurrence in the US.

      2) Thanks for being a perfect example, as your attitude is the reason that a-holes like this guy get away with domestic violence. Domestic abusers show a pattern of escalating violence and treating it as “one loose canon” is why the warning signs and patterns are often not taken seriously.

      3) She’s lucky her three kids weren’t killed too as the MAJORITY of mass murders in this country are men shooting their partner and the partner’s family.

      4) “Over the millenniums how many males have sacrificed their lives for womankind? ”
      Are you suggesting that men have EARNED THE RIGHT to MURDER women or that we just shouldn’t mention how pervasive domestic abuse is and how it often ends in murder?

      You’re such a hypocrite, you right-wing nuts go crazy over one mentally-ill illegal alien murdering someone and want to enact special laws, but a PATTERN of escalating abuse that ends in the DEATH of THOUSANDS OF WOMEN and their families by men SHOULD NOT BE MENTIONED. Black-on-black crime, that’s a pattern you want to talk about, male-on-female crime … shut-up feminazi.


  • justanon

    “Of more than 10,000 women killed between 2003 and 2014, the CDC found that 55 percent were murdered at the hand of a male partner. Previous research found that only 5 to 7 percent of male murder victims died at the hand of a romantic partner, as The Atlantic notes. The report also found that about a third of female victims killed by their partners had recently been in an argument with them, and that 15 percent of victims killed by their partners were pregnant. Most of the murders involved guns.”

    “Recent analysis of mass shooters found that 16 percent of mass shooters had been previously charged with domestic violence and that “the majority of mass shootings in the United States are related to domestic or family violence.”