SANTA MARIA, Calif. — The Latest on the death of a man who killed his ex-wife and took his son (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

A California man who killed his ex-wife and fled with his 9-year-old son was locked in a battle over money he owed to her.

Konstantin Morozov was killed Tuesday night by Los Angeles police, more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from where his wife was found dead Monday night in Santa Maria. The boy, Daniel Morozov, was unharmed.

KSBY-TV (http://bit.ly/2xuuz62 ) says court documents indicate that Morozov and his wife, Natalia Morozova, were divorced in June. But there were heated courtroom discussions over about $200,000 that Morozov was supposed to pay his ex-wife. He was supposed to turn over some money at a county office on Wednesday.

The couple had split custody of Daniel.

A friend tells the Santa Maria Times (http://bit.ly/2vqrjHy ) that the child’s mother had expressed fears for her safety before the divorce.


3:11 p.m.

A friend says a California woman seeking divorce from her husband had fled to a shelter several times before he shot her to death and went on the run with their 9-year-old son.

Konstantin Morozov was killed Tuesday night by Los Angeles police, more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from where his wife was found dead Monday night. The boy, Daniel Morozov, was unharmed.

A friend tells the Santa Maria Times (http://bit.ly/2vqrjHy ) that Natalia Morozova had a tumultuous relationship with Morozov, expressed fears for her safety, sought divorce and went to a women’s shelter several times in recent years.

A statewide Amber Alert for her husband and son were issued after her body was found.

The shooting happened as they left a friend’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley.