The Latest: Suspects in fatal home invasions identified


SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California home invasion (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

Authorities have identified four men suspected in two Northern California home invasion robberies, including one in which a man was fatally shot.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that a group of masked assailants first stormed a Santa Rosa home early Thursday and shot and wounded a man in the arm. The same group is suspected of killing a man at another home-invasion robbery where deputies found evidence of pot cultivation and sales.

The four men are from Santa Rosa, California, Mississippi, New York and Virginia.

Jail records don’t indicate if any of the men are represented by lawyers.

A fifth suspect, a woman, remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.


7 a.m.

Authorities in Northern California say four men have been arrested after a daylong search in two counties by law enforcement following two home invasion robberies that left a man dead and another wounded.

The Press Democrat reports Friday that a fifth suspect, a woman, remains at large after a tense, block-by-block police search in Vallejo, California following a vehicle chase there from Santa Rosa.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Spencer Crum says deputies found evidence of pot cultivation and sales at the second home that was invaded and where a man was shot and guns were stolen.

Witnesses in the first shooting say five masked intruders kicked in the front door at the modest home, jolting awake the entire household — a married couple and their three children.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat,

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