9-year-old boy abducted from Santa Maria following fatal shooting

Posted August 23, 2017

An Amber Alert has been issued in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for a 9-year-old boy who was abducted in Santa Maria by a suspect believed to be armed and risky, police say. Santa Maria Police Sergeant Jesus Valle said the woman, only identified as Morozov's mother, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Daniel Morozov was abducted at 8:39 p.m. Monday following a shooting in Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County by 48-year-old Konstantin Morozov, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Daniel is white, 4-foot-5, 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

An Amber Alert is in effect on Tuesday in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for a 9-year-old boy believed to have been abducted in Santa Maria. Initial investigations have indicated that both of them are travelling in a black 2017 Jeep Cherokee with a California license plate 7XZK698.

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Konstantin is described as being 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Emergency personnel and police responded to the shooting at the Arbolinda Apartments, 230 N. College Drive, where they found a woman who had been fatally shot. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and is believed to be in the company of Konstantin Morozov. The elder Morozov is the only "person of interest" in the case and is considered armed and risky.

Authorities do not know where the elder Morozov is headed, but investigators said "special attention" should be paid to global airports and border crossings. If seen, call 911.

Monday's shooting was the first homicide in Santa Maria this year.