SWAT Team Called to Bizarre Paintball Incident Between Cousins
Sheriff's deputies were called to a property northwest of Rohnert Park on a report that a man was firing a firearm at a mobile home, leading to the eventual arrest of a Santa Rosa man on suspicion of making terrorist threats and felony vandalism.
A Santa Rosa man was arrested at a home northwest of Rohnert Park early Saturday morning after a bizarre incident in which a SWAT team was called after the man allegedly threatened to kill his cousin and shot at a mobile home trailer with a paintball gun.
Santa Rosa resident Lloyd Fouche, 33, was arrested at around 5 a.m. Saturday after a four-hour standoff with Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies and the SWAT team from inside a home in the 4000 block of Taylor Avenue. He is accused of making terroristic threats and felony vandalism.
Deputies were called to the property at 1:02 a.m. Saturday on a report of a possible shooting, according to Sheriff's Lt. Clint Shubel. In a 911 call, a man had reported that his cousin was firing an unknown type firearm at his mobile trailer that was parked on the property. The caller told the 911 dispatcher that he feared for his life and took cover inside the trailer.
When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they saw the alleged shooter run into a house on the property, Shubel said. The victim, who was taken off the property, reported the the alleged shooter, later identified as Fouche was high on drugs and alcohol and had threatened to kill him. After four hours of trying to contact Fouche and encourage him to come out, deputies called in the SWAT team and Fouche subsequently surrendered, Shubel said.
At that point, Sheriff’s detectives from the Violent Crimes Investigations Unit took over the investigation. But they were unable to find any firearms, except for a paintball gun that had been fired at the trailer.