Police release identities, scanner audio on San Bernardino school shooting


The San Bernardino Police System has released audio from their dispatch scanner recorded during the emergency response to Monday’s shooting at Northpark Elementary school in which two adults and an 8-year-old student were killed in a murder-suicide.

According to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, the incident occurred just before 10:30 a.m. in a special-needs classroom.

Cedric Anderson of Riverside, California, was identified as the gunman who reportedly entered the classroom and, without speaking, shot and killed his estranged wife, Karen Elaine Smith, 53. According to Burguan, the couple had only been married several months, and had been estranged for approximately a month. Anderson later shot himself.

Two students located behind Smith at the time of the shooting were struck by bullets, and airlifted to the hospital for treatment.  Special needs student Jonathan Martinez, 8, died on his way to surgery. The other wounded student—a 9-year-old—is listed in stable condition.

The special needs class included students from grades 1-4. At the time of the shooting, 15 students, one teacher, and two adult aides were present.

Police scanner audio:


San Bernardino Police press conference:

H/T: ABC 7




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