A roommate dispute turned fatal for both a man and his dog, and a 65-year-old man is being held without bail for allegedly shooting and killing both in a Friday incident.
Some sort of conflict between two roommates in the Lanham Village neighborhood of Novato Friday afternoon turned deadly, not only for one of the roommates, but his dog too. Novato police responded to reports of gunfire at about 4:30 p.m. Friday on Martin Drive, and Bay Area News Group reports that a man and his dog were both found shot and killed.
The deceased man’s roommate, 65-year-old Paul Henry Dwight, was taken into custody. According to Bay Area News Group, “Dwight and the dead man were roommates who had had a dispute over their housing arrangements.”
The victim’s name has not been released, as police are still in the process of notifying next of kin.
Dwight was booked into Marin County Jail early Saturday morning on suspicion of murder and animal cruelty. He’s being held without bail as police continue to investigate the matter.
Police also detained another man they describe as a “resident” on charges of obstructing and delaying a police investigation. That man’s name has not been released.
If you have any information on this incident, you’re asked to call the Novato Police Department at (415) 897-1122.
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