Hwy 101 closed in Santa Rosa for standoff after chase, CHP says – KGO-TV

Hwy 101 closed in Santa Rosa for standoff after chase, CHP says - KGO-TV
13-month-old baby dead in Santa Rosa home, man held for murder
Highway 101 near Santa Rosa was closed in both directions due to a police standoff on the highway on Sunday morning.

“Occupants of the pursued vehicle are refusing to exit the vehicle and a standoff continues,” they tweeted a little after 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

The highway was closed between River Road and Airport Blvd for over two hours. At 9:40 a.m., CHP Santa Rosa tweeted that one suspect was in custody and the highway was reopening.

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A 13-month-old boy was declared dead Saturday afternoon at a home in Santa Rosa and a 29-year-old man found unconscious next to the boy was arrested on suspicion of murder, Santa Rosa police said.

Patrick Oneill, who was hospitalized with what police initially said were life-threatening injuries, will be booked into jail once he is cleared from the hospital, police said in a statement Saturday night.

Officers found Oneill and the baby lying next to one another on the floor of the back bedroom of the house on Darek Drive, a short street that runs south off West Third Street west of Stony Point Road, Lt. Dan Marincik said earlier Saturday.

There were no signs of violence in the house, but officers found signs of recent drug use next to where the child was discovered, the statement said.

The cause of the boys death has not been determined, but investigators believe that Oneills actions are to blame, it said.

Police responded about 1 p.m. to a report from a woman who went to the home to check on some of the residents and found the man and child unresponsive, Marincik said earlier.

Officers found items consistent with narcotic use inside the home, and Marincik declined to elaborate, saying that evidence was still being collected.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Investigation Team are handling the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 707-543-3590.


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