(NEWSER) – Two people were killed Tuesday at the California home of actor Ron Ely, who’s described as safe and uninjured. Deputies responded to a call about a family dispute at the home in the Santa Barbara suburb of Hope Ranch around 8:15pm to find the body of an elderly woman, who’d apparently been stabbed, CNN reports. The victim’s husband reportedly indicated another family member was responsible before the suspect was shot dead by several deputies. The armed individual had posed an immediate threat once discovered hiding in the home, Lt. Erik Raney of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office says, per KABC. Reporters at the scene heard “over a dozen shots fired,” per KEYT.
The outlet reports a disabled elderly man at the home was taken to a hospital for evaluation. It’s possible the man described is the victim’s husband, as CNN reports his “speech was impeded because of a medical condition.” Ely’s relationship to the victim is unknown. It’s also unclear if the 81-year-old actor was home at the time, but authorities say he’s safe and sound. Ely is perhaps best known for playing the lead role in TV’s Tarzan in the 1960s, but he also appeared in Fantasy Island, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, and The Love Boat, per IMDb. Ely’s most recent role was in the 2014 Lifetime movie Expecting Amish, reports USA Today. He’d previously retired from acting in 2001, per KABC.