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Petaluma man in custody on suspicion attempted murder

A Petaluma man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Friday in the wake of a shooting that took place earlier that evening, police said.

The 64-year-old suspect, was arrested at his home and booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder Friday, according to police.

The case began when police got a report of a gunshot victim at the 100 block of Alta Drive just after 6 p.m. Friday. The caller heard the victim calling for help and found him in a neighbor’s yard with a gunshot wound, police said.

Officers rushed to the scene and worked with the Petaluma Fire Department to get the victim to the Petaluma Valley Hospital. He was later transferred to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for further treatment. The victim is expected to survive, police said.

Members of the Police Department’s crisis response unit arrested the suspect at his home, according to police.

The case is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Boyd at (707) 778-4334 or

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