Man who fatally shot mother of his child during custody exchange ID'd by police
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (FOX 11) - The man who allegedly shot and killed the mother of his child during a custody exchange in front of a Southern California police station was identified Monday by police.
Jacob Munn, 30, is accused of gunning down the woman around 6 p.m. Sunday in front of the Hawthorne Police Department during a custody exchange of the couple's 17-month-old daughter.
As the mother was approaching the front door of the station to enter and take custody of her child, detectives said Munn appeared from the parking lot with a shotgun and allegedly shot her.
The woman, later identified by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as 28-year-old Brenda Renteria, died at the scene.
The shooting happened in front of the toddler and the Renteria's mother.
Authorities said Munn fled the scene in his truck. There was a brief exchange of gunfire, before Munn abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot, police said.
He was later found at about 9 p.m. hiding in an auto parts store in the 4400 block of 134th Street and was arrested. Munn booked on suspicion of murder and being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Police said the toddler and grandmother were not injured.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives were assisting the Hawthorne Police Department in the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477).
The incident the second officer-involved shooting reported Sunday in Hawthorne.
A police officer and a suspect suffered non-life-threatening wounds in an exchange of gunfire at about 9:30 a.m. near a hotel at the corner of Rosecrans Avenue and Aviation Boulevard.