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SWAT Team Finds Two Dead After Watsonville Standoff

  SWAT Teams found the bodies of two men after storming a Watsonville home Wednesday night.

According to Sheriff's officials the team found the men, one of them believed to be the suspect, shot to death in a front room.

Shortly after midnight Watsonville police, sheriff deputies and SWAT team members stormed the home on the 100 block of Lawrence Avenue when officers said an armed man barricaded himself and another person inside.   




Sheriff's officials are not confirming the identity of the men, but the suspect's sister, Donna Orsini, identified the suspect as her brother 36-year-old Aaron Hull and the victim as her father 65-year-old Stephen Hull.

Police received a call around 5:30 p.m. alerting them to a family disturbance. Police said the suspect fired two shots at police, officers fired one shot back.. Two homes were evacuated as a precaution during the stand-off. 

After trying to the negotiate with the suspect, teams threw a "voice device" into the home but did not hear from the suspect for more than five hours.

According to Orsini, Hull called her around 5:00 p.m. and said he got into a fight with her father. Her brother did not mention any gunfire at the time, but said Aaron was upset because their mother passed away two weeks ago and her brother did not think their father was doing enough. The parents were also divorcing.

Orsini described Aaron as a stable person, who normally wouldn't do something like this, but he hasn't been himself since their mom died.

Police returned to the scene Thursday to recover the bodies and to investigate the house.


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