Man killed in Forestville shooting identified as 46 year old Santa Rosa resident

Bay City News
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sonoma County Sheriff's vehicle at scene on April 23, 2015.
Sonoma County Sheriff's vehicle at scene on April 23, 2015.

FORESTVILLE, Calif. -- Sheriff's officials identified a man who died in a shooting Friday night in the unincorporated Sonoma County community of Forestville as 46-year-old Santa Rosa resident Theros Fountaine.

The officials sent their condolences to Fountaine's family and friends. A second victim is in the hospital on life support and is not expected to live. His name is not being released now.

Around 6:40 p.m., Sonoma County sheriff's deputies and the Henry One helicopter responded to a call of a shooting at River Road and Trenton-Healdsburg Road, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Spencer Crum said.

Helicopter crewmembers spotted two men down, Crum said. One was dead and the other had life-threatening injuries. The helicopter flew the injured man to a hospital.

Both men are in their 40s, Crum said. There was a marijuana growing operation near the place where the shooting happened and sheriff's officials suspect the deaths were marijuana-related.

Detectives have been working to figure out what happened and identify a suspect, Crum said.