Autopsy Monday for Man Who Died at Standoff Shooting in Kenwood

Some authorities confirmed the deceased man was on Napa Valley Crimestoppers Most Wanted list.

An autopsy is scheduled Monday for the man who died during a standoff at a trailer in Kenwood on Wednesday.

Neither the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office nor the Petaluma Police Department that is investigating the incident have identified the deceased man but authorities said he was listed on the Napa Valley Crimestoppers Most Wanted website.

Sonoma County sheriff's Lt. Bret Sackett said he was wanted in connection with felony firearm, narcotic and child endangerment charges.

The Crimestoppers website said Miguel Angel Garcia, 32, was wanted for failing to appear on charges of child endangerment, illegal firearms, possession of ammunition and receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

On the website today, Crimestoppers said Garcia's warrant was "cleared" on Thursday.

Petaluma police said Thursday the deceased man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, but it's unknown if he was shot by the sheriff's office's SWAT team or if he shot himself outside the trailer in the 200 block of Hoff Road in Kenwood.

The SWAT team fired tear gas into the trailer, and the man responded by shooting "indiscriminately" at the SWAT team, Sackett said.

One of the shots fired by the occupant of the trailer struck a residence.

The SWAT team fired more tear gas into the trailer and the man appeared at the open front door. The SWAT team shot at the man who fell to the ground and was found dead, Sackett said.

The sheriff's office and Petaluma police have not yet released a detailed timeline of the events.

The sheriff's office tried to serve the man an arrest warrant at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, and the standoff ended sometime after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sackett said.

To read the statement released Thursday evening by the Petaluma Police Department, click here.

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bluecollardoctor April 04, 2014 at 06:28 PM
My guess would be acute fenestrating lead poisoning.
Rock Fan April 05, 2014 at 01:17 PM
I guess it's routine to do an autopsy , but do we really care exactly how he died ? He had hours to walk out alive .But made a decision to fire at the swat team .Bad choice .


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