1 Found Dead, 1 Critically Wounded in Hercules Home: Police - NBC Bay Area

1 Found Dead, 1 Critically Wounded in Hercules Home: Police

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    1 Found Dead, 1 Critically Wounded in Hercules Home: Police
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    Police on Wednesday were investigating a homicide in Hercules.

    One person was killed and one critically injured in an attack in a Hercules home Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

    Police responded to Marigold Place around 2:45 p.m. after callers reported two men fighting, according to police Detective Connie Van Putten.

    When officers arrived, they didn't see a fight, but as they reached the corner of Buttercup Court a resident flagged them down and said they had seen two men fighting in the driveway of a house there at 100 Buttercup Court. The described seeing one man on top of another man, choking him, Van Putten said.

    Officers approached the house and did not see anyone outside, but did see a blood trail from a truck parked in the driveway to the closed garage door.

    They also saw what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol, however that gun was later determined to be a fake, Van Putten said.

    Officers called for help before entering the house, where they found a seriously injured female victim. She was removed from the house and taken to John Muir Medical Center in critical condition.

    A further search located a deceased male victim in the garage.

    Van Putten said the victims were not shot, and the exact nature of their injuries remains undetermined. Police have not located a weapon but there were no reports of gunshots.

    A man resembling the suspect description given by the reporting witness was located nearby on Marigold at Columbine Drive, and taken into custody, Van Putten said. His identity has not yet been released.

    Van Putten said the relationships among the victims and suspect have not yet been determined, and police do not yet know whether the victims actually lived in the home where they were found.

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