A woman was found stabbed to death in a Marin City apartment and the suspected killer was shot by police after getting off a Golden Gate Transit bus in San Francisco, the sheriff's department said Saturday morning.

The investigation began shortly after 11 p.m. Friday when authorities received a report of a stabbing victim in an apartment on Cole Drive. A resident who lives there had come home to find the apartment soaked in blood, with the victim in a bedroom, said sheriff's Lt. Jamie Scardina.

The resident called 911. Resuscitation efforts failed, and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

At about the same time, the California Highway Patrol received a report that a man covered in blood and carrying a knife got on a Golden Gate Transit bus in Marin City. The bus headed south into San Francisco, where it was intercepted by U.S. Park Police near the intersection of Fillmore and Chestnut streets.

The suspect got off the bus and threatened police with the knife, Scardina said. Police shot him several times. The suspect was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.

Authorities did not release the name of the suspect or the victim while the investigation developed Saturday morning.

The sheriff's department was investigating the relationship between the suspect and the victim. The Marin County Sheriff's Office is asking witnesses to call the investigations unit at 473-7265.


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This story will be updated as more information is released.

The incident was the second major violent crime in two days in Marin City. On Thursday, a 21-year-old Vallejo man survived several gunshot wounds to the chest after being attacked while sitting in a car off Drake Avenue. The sheriff's department is still trying to determine the motive and identify the gunman, who ran away and escaped.

Marin County had no homicides during the year 2012.