SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

LATEST UPDATE

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, that the shooting death of Meagan Hockaday by Oxnard Police Officer Roger Garcia is a "justifiable homicide."

Garcia was responding to a domestic violence call in March 2015 when Hockaday allegedly charged at her husband while holding a kitchen knife, then at the officer.

The District Attorney's Office said Hockaday was less than 15 inches away from the officer with her right arm extended and the knife in her right hand when he fired four rounds, resulting in her death.

You can read the full report HERE.

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ORIGINAL STORY

Activists passed out candles next to the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Wednesday night.

They want people to remember a former Santa Barbara High School graduate who was shot and killed by Oxnard police responding to a domestic violence call on March 28.

Police said she was approaching them with a knife outside her Oxnard apartment.

Meagan Hockaday is being remembered as loving mother of three.

Activists from PODER said they want officers to know that Meagan's life mattered.

A larger demonstration took place in Oxnard after Hockaday's death.