Police say Kristopher Rupe was initially arrested, then somehow escaped from the police car and took off. He was later found hiding, in the restroom of a restaurant.
On Saturday, police say Rupe and his friend, Aaron Baeza, forced their way into a home in Firebaugh. The homeowner told Action News, the suspects forced their way in, and tied up the homeowner and his girlfriend.
At some point during the robbery, the homeowner was able to free himself and use a samurai sword and kill Rupe's friend.