Man Sought in Double Shooting in Santa Clarita That Left One Person Dead

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Michael Joe McGlothan, was pictured on a wanted poster released by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in a double shooting in Santa Clarita on May 6, 2015.

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Homicide detectives were searching Thursday for a 51-year-old man suspected in a double shooting that left one person dead and a second wounded at an apartment complex in Santa Clarita.

The shooting occurred Wednesday night in the 27500 block of Sierra Highway.

When deputies arrived, they found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman was treated for a non-life threatening wound to the shoulder, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Two black men were seen leaving the location; one of them was believed to be Michael Joe McGlothan, the release stated.

McGlothan, who also used the name Michael Batiste, is 6 foot 4 inches tall and weighs about 230 pounds, according to investigators.

He was believed to be driving a 2015 black four-door Chevrolet Impala with a rear spoiler.

The names of the victims were not released.

Anyone with information was urged 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), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

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