Colma firefighter wanted for stabbing ex-wife, killing boyfriend dies by suicide in Ukiah: sources

ByStephanie Sierra and Suzanne Phan KGO logo
Friday, December 22, 2023
Pacifica stabbing suspect dies by suicide in Ukiah: sources
A Colma firefighter Jason Gillenwater wanted for stabbing his ex-wife and killing her current boyfriend died by suicide in Ukiah.

PACIFICA, Calif. (KGO) -- A Colma firefighter and paramedic wanted for stabbing his ex-wife and killing her current boyfriend died by suicide in Mendocino County, according to law enforcement sources.

Sources confirm to ABC7 News that suspect Jason Gillenwater was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ukiah.

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Law enforcement had been tracking Gillenwater all day following the stabbing at his ex's home in Pacifica and had tracked him into Oakland before eventually finding him dead in Mendocino County.

The stabbings happened just before 8 a.m. at the house on Naomi Avenue and Reina Del Mar Avenue.

ABC7 News has confirmed Gillenwater was suspended from his paramedic duties last week after being arrested for a domestic violence incident at that home.

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In that incident, police arrested Gillenwater and booked him into jail. However, he was later released on bail.

Police say they had a "gun violence emergency protective order" issued on Gillenwater which allowed authorities to seize guns and bullets from his house. There was also an emergency order in place that prohibited Gillenwater from contacting his ex-wife or going near the house.

Stay with ABC7 News for updates on this developing story.