A son has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his own father in Roseville, according to an official statement from Roseville Police Department.
Patrick Allen Burke, 55, has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of murdering his father and the attempted murder of a peace officer.
According to Roseville PD, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 6:20am, Roseville PD and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 1100 block of Windermere Avenue. They were reportedly responding to the report of a man who had just stabbed his elderly father.
When the first officer arrived on scene, he reportedly found the suspect — later identified as Patrick Burke — outside the residence and armed with a large knife. The suspect reportedly attempted to attack the officer and the officer, reportedly fearing for his life, shot the suspect.
Additional officers reportedly arrived on scene and they found the victim — later identified as Lonnie Burke, 85, of Roseville, inside the residence and suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Both the victim and suspect were reportedly transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. According to Roseville PD, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Lonnie Burke died at Sutter Roseville from his injuries. Patrick reportedly remained hospitalized under police guard — he is reportedly in serious condition, but expected to survive.
At this time, Roseville PD investigators reportedly have not revealed any evidence of an argument between the father and son before the son allegedly assaulted his father.
The homicide and subsequent officer-involved shooting are reportedly being investigated by the Roseville PD’s Investigation Unit, and is being monitored by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office according to the department’s protocol for officer-involved shootings. The officer involved in the shooting has reportedly been placed on paid administrative leave per department protocol.
Update 5/12/14 – Burke was released from the hospital Sunday and is now in the Placer County Jail, awaiting his first court appearance Tuesday, May 13.