In a series of events that started while APPD Chief DeSanta was doing a sweep of the sewers, Zoe Azaria, the woman identified by police as the prime suspect in the slayings, was brought into custody. According to Chief DeSanta he had been checking a remote section of the sewer when he heard movement. When he approached the individual they identified themselves to DeSanta as a police officer, not knowing that they were speaking to the police chief. In order to get closer and possibly identify the individual, DeSanta claimed to be a lost tourist, but the assailant didn't buy the ruse and fired several shots.
The violent scene escalated when the gunman, or woman in this case, began to exchange fire with DeSanta using an automatic weapon and attempted to escape through a sewer access cover. Taking advantage of a different, but nearby, access cover DeSanta gave pursuit and more gun fire was exchanged near the intersection of Eagle Ridge and Indian Trail in Upper Town. It was at this point that APPD Sergent Biafra arrived on scene after receiving a 911 call reporting shots fired. Together Sergent Biafra and Chief DeSanta chased the subject to the cliffs near the AP Lighthouse.
Chief DeSanta attempted to arrest the suspect as she was now unarmed after throwing away her weapon. Instead she was able to grapple with him and they tumbled over the cliffs and into the water of the lake below. Chief DeSanta spent several days missing as a result and prefers to not go on record as to what happened during this time, but was apparently held against his will.
DeSanta managed to escape and struggled bitterly with Ms Azaria, who had procured another gun and was threatening him with the weapon. In the fight that ensued she would fire off at least one, possibly two shots according to DeSanta. The sound alerted Sergent Biafra who was nearby aiding in the search for Chief DeSanta. Faced with the two officers Zoe surrendered and was taken into custody.
The APPD would not make an official statement in regards to the case because it is an ongoing and open investigation.Despite taking the notorious killer off the streets, DeSanta is still saddened by the case.
"Five people are dead, one still missing'" DeSanta told the Times, "I don' really count this one as a victory."
Maggie Firebrand, a hostess at The Aristocrat, is still missing and police ask that if you have any information about here whereabouts, please contact them.
Reported by Pen Dragon