Westminster City Clerk, Los Alamitos Police Captain Dead in Seal Beach Apartment Shooting

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

A Seal Beach Police Department news release said Jensen, 37, of Garden Grove and Moore, 49, of Seal Beach each apparently suffered gunshot wounds. The investigation is continuing, the news release reported.

“On July 16th, 2017 at approximately 7:20 PM the Seal Beach Police Department received a phone call from a female caller requesting police assistance,” the news release said. “The call was disconnected and witnesses told arriving Police Officers they heard several gunshots coming from an apartment in the 100 block of 7th Street in Seal Beach.”

At first police suspected a shooter was barricaded inside the apartment but after several hours a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team got in and discovered the two bodies.

It was the second time in four years Westminster lost a current or former city official.

Former Westminster City Manager James Mitchell “Mitch” Waller died in 2013 after being struck by a car while riding his bike in Laguna Canyon. Waller, 53, worked for the city for 29 years, including serving as police chief. He was named city manager in 2011 and retired in 2012.

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

  • westminster_guy

    I’ve had a few interactions with Amanda in recent months. She was always exceptionally helpful and friendly. So terribly sad.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      Very, very sad. Condolences to all who knew her, and the folks she worked with in Westminster and lived by in Garden Grove. Her poor kids, mom and dad. Prayers.

  • Paul Lucas

    Man this is the stuff of movies.

  • justanon

    Another murder-suicide, when will we learn?

    Men and guns don’t mix.

    • LFOldTimer

      There are more guns in America than there are people. Guns aren’t going away no matter how many anti-gun laws or restrictions the pols concoct. If they declared all guns illegal tomorrow the only ones who would turn in their guns are good law-abiding citizens. The criminals would still have their guns which would leave good law-abiding citizens as vulnerable as declawed cats. It’s no surprise that cities and counties with the most liberal concealed carry laws have the least crime – and often those with the most restrictive gun laws (like Chicago) have the most gun crime and murders.

      Take for instance the Orlando massacre. Had one other person in that bar been armed there is a good chance many of those 50 innocent souls who were murdered would have survived.

      And here we have a cop (a captain of all people) who is supposed to be one of the most trustworthy in possession of a firearm who apparently murdered a 37 year old woman. Go figure.

      Gun control might have worked had it been rolled out in the early 1900’s. But the horses escaped the barn a long time ago – never to return again.

      The best we can do now is teach the innocents how to protect themselves.

      • justanon

        “Go figure.”

        It happens every single day. You right-wing racists like to trot out ‘black-on-black’ crime statistics, so where’s the angry, a-hole, men-on-women statistic?

        She was just lucky her family wasn’t there ‘cuz these angry, a-hole men usually like to take out the sister or the mother or the kids as well.

        • LFOldTimer

          Only a pink hat like yourself would turn this into a male vs. female problem as opposed to a human problem. Never waste an opportunity to start a new war with your mouth. lol. Eva Braun had nothing on you. lol.

          • justanon

            Really Mr. I-only-see-what-I-want-to-see, women are KILLED and injured every single day in this country by their angry, a-hole partners.
            Sorry, but it IS a big deal and it IS a big problem.

          • LFOldTimer

            Go drink beer and arm wrestle with Gloria Steinem. lol.

          • justanon

            You’re a misogynistic jerk, but no surprises there, lol.

          • LFOldTimer

            Claptrap back on ignore.

            Nothing follows………..

          • justanon

            Go cheer on your p*ssy-grabbing POTUS.

    • LFOldTimer

      Wow. The board name of the post changed. Magic!

  • LFOldTimer

    To protect and serve – and all that jazz.

    RIP Ms. Jensen.