Father-in-law: Hostage killed at Yountville veterans home recently kicked gunman out of program

YOUNTVILLE (KRON) - The father-in-law of one of the three women taken hostage and killed at the Veterans Home in Yountville says she recently expelled the gunman from the Pathway program.

42-year-old Jennifer Golick was the Clinical Director of the Pathway Home at the Veterans Home of California Yountville.

She was taken hostage Friday along with Executive Director Christine Loeber, 48, and 29-year-old clinical psychologist Jennifer Gonzales.

A former Army rifleman, 36-year-old Albert Wong, killed all three women and himself after a daylong standoff with police.

The bodies of Wong and the women were found at about 6:00 p.m. While authorities had the building under siege for about eight hours, they didn’t enter it.

Earlier, Golick had called her husband, Mark, to say that she had been taken hostage by the former soldier, her father-in-law said.

Mark Golick didn’t hear from her again.

Golick’s father-in-law, Bob Golick, said in an interview she had recently expelled Wong from the program.

However, it was “far too early to say if they were chosen at random” because investigators had not yet determined a motive, California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris Childs said.



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