Man Arrested on Suspicion of Attempting to Murder his Ex’s New Boyfriend
Photo: gun recovered
SAUSALITO — A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and domestic violence. The suspect allegedly shot at his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend when he confronted him.
Police were responding to a report of domestic violence last weekend, when a second caller reported hearing a gunshot. The woman who was the victim of domestic violence also reported that she heard a gunshot.
Investigators sorted out what happened on June 6 at 11:35 p.m. It seems the woman’s new boyfriend confronted her ex-boyfriend outside her residence on San Carlos Avenue. Then her ex-boyfriend shot at her new beau.
Both men immediately fled from the area. Officers located the woman and her new boyfriend, but they were unable to immediately locate the other man.
The suspect fled on foot, and officers commenced searching for him, with help from three other law enforcement agencies. Sausalito PD was assisted by California Highway Patrol and Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
The San Rafael Police Department’s K-9 unit eventually sniffed out the suspect. Officers located 30-year-old Eric Nelson hiding in some bushes, near an unoccupied house on San Carlos Avenue.
Nelson fled from the officers, jumped over a staircase railing and impaled his wrist on rebar protruding up from the ground. It took paramedics about an hour to release his wrist.
Nelson was detained and transported to receive additional medical treatment. Officers also recovered a loaded .357 caliber Colt revolver, near where Nelson had been hiding.
Sausalito police said in a prepared statement that Nelson will be booked at Marin County Jail, after he is released from the hospital. He presently faces four charges –
• Attempted murder
• Felon in possession of a firearm
• Possession of a loaded firearm
• Domestic violence
• Resisting arrest