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Man killed at California rehab center shooting identified

1 dead- 2 injured at Northern California rehab shooting

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - UPDATE; 11/6/2018 10:52 a.m. Authorities in Northern California have identified a man killed in a triple shooting at a rehab center.
    
The Marin County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday 52-year-old Nathan Lamont Hill, of Vallejo, was killed Monday when a transient opened fire at the Helen Vine Detox Center in San Rafael.
    
The office said Davance Lamar Reed was arrested Monday in neighboring Sonoma County after a pursuit unrelated to the triple shooting.
    
Officials say Reed wounded facility employee 32-year-old Anthony Mansapit and 30-year-old Brittney McCann. Authorities say McCann had dated the suspect. Both remain in intensive care at Marin General Hospital.
    
Authorities have not disclosed a motive.
    
The detox center is a licensed 26-bed co-ed residential detoxification program that treats people with alcohol and drug addiction, as well as "co-occurring psychiatric problems."

PREVIOUS STORY: 11/5/2018 3:11 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies in Marin County confirmed Monday afternoon they have taken the alleged gunman in a fatal early morning shooting at a San Rafael detox center into custody.

Police had been searching for the gunman near Smith Ranch Road and Silveira Parkway about a mile away from the detox center ever since the shooting at the Helen Vine Detox Center located just north of the San Rafael city limits early Monday.

The suspect was taken into custody late Monday morning or early Monday afternoon, sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Brovelli said. More details were not immediately available.

When Marin County Sheriff’s deputies got the initial call, they were told that three staff members had been shot. Two victims — a man and a woman — were quickly taken to Marin General Hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. A third victim — a man — died at the scene.

The condition of the two surviving victims has not been released.

For people who live in the area, the fatal shooting and subsequent suspect search were alarming.

“Yeah, it was so shocking. It was so bad. I heard about it right now. It’s pretty bad,” said Omme Abajorga, who lives near the center. “But the city is so quiet and everything, it’s so good. That’s why I moved around here.”

“When deputies arrived, they searched the scene and searched the area with the assistance of CHP helicopter,” said Marin County Sheriff’s Sgt Michael Brovelli. “They were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect fled the scene. The immediate area is secure.”

Smith Ranch Road remains open during the investigation, but the entrance to the center off Silveira Parkway has been blocked off.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., Marin County Sheriff’s Office detectives announced they had developed a lead on a possible suspect in the shooting and assured the public there is currently no threat to the community.

The sheriff’s office declined to release the name of the suspect or identify the victims.

According to its website, the Helen Vine Detox Center is a licensed, 26-bed, co-ed residential detoxification program that helps people overcome drug and alcohol addiction.

KPIX 5 reached out to the detox center several times for a comment, but did not hear back.

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Authorities say a shooter opened fire inside a California rehab center, killing a man and wounding two other people.
    
The Marin County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded Monday to calls that employees at the Helen Vine Detox Center in San Rafael had been shot.
    
Deputies found three shooting victims - a man who died at the scene, and a man and woman who were rushed to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known and they have not been identified.
    
The office says the shooter fled and deputies are searching the area with assistance from four other law enforcement agencies.
    
The detox center says on its website it treats people with alcohol and drug addiction and "co-occurring psychiatric problems."

 

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