Police had met California shooter

Santa Barbara County sheriff: Gunman flew ‘under the radar’

Posted: May 26, 2014 at 5:17 a.m.

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, pays her respects at a makeshift memorial in front of the IV Deli Mart, where part of Friday night's mass shooting took place by a drive-by shooter Sunday, May 25, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The gunman involved in a killing rampage in Southern California on Friday night was able to convince sheriff's deputies who visited him in April that he was not a threat to himself or to others, the sheriff of Santa Barbara County said Sunday.

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