Man killed by rangers in Big Sur suspected in slaying of Fil-Am
MONTEREY, California — Authorities say a man shot to death by state park police on a remote trail in Big Sur over the weekend was the suspect in a recent fatal shooting on a San Francisco Bay Area highway.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports authorities said Thursday a park officer at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park shot 26-year-old Kevin Alaniz Saturday as officers responded to reports that a wild-eyed man was yelling and shooting at hikers.
Kevin Alaniz (photo above) shot dead by park rangers, was a suspect in the freeway shooting that killed Fil-Am Matthew Rios (photo below). AP/GOFUNDME
The California Highway Patrol last week identified Alaniz as the suspect in a fatal car-to-car shooting June 17 on northbound Interstate 680 in Milpitas. Matthew Rios was killed in the shooting and an arrest warrant for homicide was issued for Alaniz.