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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sgt. Lisa Holton
Date: July 24, 2018 12:37 PM
Case Number: SR18-05895

San Rafael Police Investigating Shooting in Terra Linda Home

On Tuesday July 24, 2018 at 8:21 a.m. San Rafael Police Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a resident in the 700 block of Penny Royal Lane in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael. The male caller stated that he had just shot his wife and he intended to shoot himself.

Patrol officers responded to the area and established a perimeter near the residence. On duty members of the San Rafael Crisis Negotiation team responded to the scene. San Rafael Police requested the assistance of the San Rafael-Novato Regional SWAT team as well as from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

A male subject was seen outside the home. It was unknown whether he was the person who called 9-1-1. The subject was briefly detained and is being interviewed as a possible witness.

Crisis Negotiators attempted to establish communication with anyone inside the home. Communication efforts were met with no response. Members of the SWAT team used a robot to enter the home. They observed two people deceased inside the residence. A firearm was located at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. We believe there is no threat to public safety at this time.

 

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Last Modified: July 24, 2018 3:38 PDT (by Holton)

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