SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Two bodies have been discovered inside a San Rafael home Tuesday morning in what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to a police.
San Rafael police Sgt. Lisa Holton said authorities received a 911 call at 8:21 a.m. from a resident on the 700 block of Penny Royal Lane in the Terra Linda neighborhood, saying he had shot his wife and was ready to shoot himself.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: SF Restaurants Get Set For Indoor Dining Under Red Tier
Police responded to the call but were not able to establish contact with the man, and sent a robot into the property.READ MORE: SJ Volunteers Conducting Foot Patrols In Response To Rash Of Attacks On Asians
The robot was able to spot two bodies and a weapon, and saw no one else in the home. A man was detained as a possible witness.
A shelter-in-place was briefly in effect for the area bordered by Penny Royal, Del Ganado Road, Pine Lane and Las Raposas Road.MORE NEWS: Federal Judge Bars Sausalito From Clearing Homeless Encampment In Dunphy Park
The homicides were the first in San Rafael since 2011, Holton said.