3-12-2024 California Petaluma 0-1


March 12, 2024

Best Western
200 S McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, California


  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: John Rector
  • Age: 55
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Suicide^
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - subject/suspect/perpetrator killed
  • Officer Involved Shooting - subject/suspect/perpetrator suicide at standoff
  • Possession of gun by felon or prohibited person
  • Stolen/Illegally owned gun{s} recovered during arrest/warrant


Attempted suicide at standoff; appox subject age 50s. Police were called to 2700 block of Harvest Ln Saturday near midnight for domestic violence, suspect fled. He was found two days later at the listed location, barricade started at noon, subject later shot himself.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Handgun


Congressional District: 2
State Senate District: 3
State House District: 12