San Mateo

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in San Mateo

NBC Bay Area

San Mateo police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred Monday morning.

Around 7:20 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call regarding a homicide in the 1700 block of Pierce Street, according to police.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Minutes after discovering the victim, officers located the suspect at a home in the 1600 block of Marina Court, but when the suspect refused to
surrender, a standoff ensued.

Following four hours of negotiations with police, the suspect took his life. The suspect's wife -- who was inside the home at the time -- was

Police are investigating the case, including a motive for the apparent murder-suicide.

Anyone with information or related security footage is being asked to contact Detective Sgt. Lee Violett at (650) 522-7662 or Anonymous tips can be submitted to or by calling (650) 522-7676.

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