A man was found dead at a home in rural northwest Paso Robles Saturday after report of a possible assault with a deadly weapon, according to a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office news release. A female suspect, who had barricaded herself inside the house — and shot at deputies when they arrived — was taken into custody nine hours later.
The suspect has been identified as 61-year-old Nicole Honait Luxor. She was booked into County Jail on one count of murder with bail set at $1 million.
The victim’s name has not yet been released.
Sheriff’s deputies received the report of a possible assault in the 4200 block of Old Nacimiento Road around 3 p.m., the news release said.
When they arrived, the suspect barricaded herself inside the house. Members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) entered the home to find a man dead; he was described as being in his early 30s.
The woman allegedly fired a shot at deputies before retreating upstairs. No one was injured. The SED team left the home and negotiators tried unsuccessfully to contact the woman, according to the news release.
After multiple attempts to contact the woman, SED members deployed tear gas into the home, the news release said. The woman allegedly fired multiple gunshots at law enforcement in response; no one was injured.
The woman allowed herself to be taken into custody just before midnight.
A small fire began in an upstairs bedroom as a result of the tear gas. Cal Fire quickly put the fire out.
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