Deputies were first sent to the house in the 1600 block of Ramona Avenue near Eucalyptus Street around 9:30 p.m. Thursday to investigate a report of an argument involving 30-year-old Francois Konekotto and his wife, sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said. The Konekotto's wife was outside the home when officers arrived. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, investigators said.
Konekotto's 7-year-old son and two foreign exchange students remained inside the home. Deputies attempted to coax the suspect out, but he refused, prompting them to call SWAT deputies about 1:30 a.m. Friday, Caldwell said.
At around 6 a.m., several SWAT officers helped the two 17-year-old exchange students get out of the house, but Konekotto and his son remained inside. He came out of the house and surrendered peacefully at about 6:45 a.m. His son was not harmed.