The Sheriff's Office received a call for a family dispute at an actor's home in Hope Ranch, California, on Tuesday night, Lt. Col. Eric Reni told CNN.
When deputies arrived, they found an elderly woman dead from visible stab wounds, Rani said. The victim's husband, whose speech was obstructed due to a medical condition, said another family member was involved in the stabbing, Rani said.
Deputies searched the property and found suspicions. The suspect threatens lawmakers who then shoot and drop the suspect, Renee said.
It is currently unclear whether the suspect has died. Police have not disclosed the identity of the people in the home or information about a possible motive.
Eli, 81, is an actor and novelist best known for playing the lead character in the television series Tarzan from the 1960s and for starring in Doc Savage : The Bronze Man.