Novato roommate dispute ends in suspected homicide, loss of life of canine

(KRON) — A person has been arrested after a roommate dispute ended within the suspected homicide of an individual and the loss of life of a canine in a Novato residence on Friday afternoon, the Novato Police Division introduced.

Police responded to reviews of gunfire within the space close to Martin Drive round 4:30 p.m. Officers arrived to discover a man lifeless on the again porch of a home on the road. A lifeless canine was discovered subsequent to the person, and each appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.

Officers detained two males on the scene, one among which was 65-year-old Paul Dwight. Investigators with NPD gathered proof and statements from witnesses close by.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Workplace additionally responded to help NPD. Authorities realized that the sufferer and Paul Dwight had been roommates concerned in a dispute over their dwelling preparations.

The Marin District Lawyer’s Workplace issued a search warrant to investigators, and a gun was discovered on the residence. The Marin Humane Society additionally assisted with assortment of proof on the scene.

Dwight was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of homicide and animal cruelty. The second resident of the house was additionally arrested and booked into jail for obstructing and delaying a police investigation.

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The identification of the sufferer might be launched by the Marin County Coroner’s Workplace after their subsequent of kin has been contacted. Any neighborhood member who has details about this incident is requested to succeed in out to investigators at 415-897-1122.

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