MONTBELLO, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) - The manhunt for an alleged killer came to an end on Friday. Christopher Michael Diaz, who police say is a reputed gang member, was wanted for killing his pregnant wife, Roxanne Acosta, 2 weeks ago.
She was 2-months pregnant with a 4th child.
Friday afternoon, three officers followed Diaz from an apartment to a Montebello 'Super A' store. Police tried stopping the car, but Diaz ran away.
Sheriff Deputies say Diaz ran a block away between two homes on Via Corona. Then they say, he tried scaling a fence and targeted police officers. "The suspect did turn around, point a gun at him, and fire at least one round," said Lt. Derrick Alfred with L.A. County Sheriff's Homicide Unit.
Officers shot him, killing Diaz.
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Alicia Acosta says she always feared her estranged son in law would hurt Roxann. "She moved on with her life and he couldn't handle it. She fell in love again...and then he couldn't handle it and he had to be a coward," said Acosta.
She says she can now bury Roxann in peace.
"I know it's not going to bring her back but I can lay her to rest. I can lay her to rest," said Acosta.
Police are still looking for the female driver of the car Diaz was in on Friday. They're not sure if she did anything wrong, but want to talk to her.
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