at around 3:44 pm our dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a resident at 939
E Blithedale stating there had been a shooting at the apartment complex. The
resident said that two people had been shot. A deputy arrived within two
minutes and found a man and woman both suffering from gunshot wounds. The
deputy and his back up evacuated the wounded to the street where they were
placed into ambulances and taken to MGH for treatment. The man was able to give
us the name of the suspect, who also lived at the apartment complex. There was
conflicting information as to the whereabouts of the suspect. The MCSO Special
Response Team was requested to do a high risk search of the complex to find the
suspect. They were able to find the suspect in his apartment deceased,
suffering what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot. A revolver was found
lying at the feet of the suspect.
the woman did not survive and died at the hospital. The man spent the night in
ICU and is expected to survive.
developed a possible motive of a landlord / tenant dispute. But they have yet
been able to speak to man because of his condition. The man is the landlord of
the complex, the woman was his daughter. They went to the complex yesterday to
talk to the suspect (tenant) about a pending eviction when an argument took
place before the shooting happened. The revolver found in the suspect’s
apartment is believed to be the weapon used in this incident.
to thank all our allied partners who helped.
(Northern California Regional Intelligence Center)
Southern Marin Fire
Mill Valley Fire
countless others that offered to send personnel.
County Coroner’s office will determine cause and manner of death for the woman
and suspect. Their names will not be released pending notification of their
Lieutenant Steve de la O - Investigations Division S_Delao@MarinSheriff.org