PETALUMA (BCN) – A 47-year-old man was being held at Marin County Jail on suspicion of the attempted murder of two people in a Petaluma parking lot.

Several callers reported a man holding a rifle in the parking lot of Raley’s located at 157 N. McDowell Blvd. at about 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Arriving officers found William Boone, of Petaluma, standing outside a vehicle and aiming a shotgun at two people sitting inside the vehicle.

Officers yelled to Boone to drop his weapon, which Boone surrendered to police.

Boone was subsequently booked at Marin County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held without bail.

An investigation determined that Boone knew the two victims, who were uninjured from the exchange.

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Comments (3)
  1. Del says:

    Why Marin County Jail? Are we now in Marin?

  2. Har says:

    and people complain about stiffer gun laws?????

  3. Houston says:

    Yes, why Marin?
    …and what happened to this story? I am an avid gun rights advocate and nothing boils my blood quicker than someone acting irresponsible with a firearm and not being properly punished for it. Our state has manditory add-ons for using a firearm in a crime. This guy needs to be locked up for the maximum amount of time allowed by the law.
    Everyone complains about gun crimes but as soon as the story isn’t sensational any longer (like the news about what happened with his case) it falls out of the limelight.

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