Petaluma man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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PETALUMA (BCN) – A Petaluma man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Friday in the wake of a shooting that took place earlier that evening, police said.

Scott Walter Price, 57, of Petaluma, was arrested at his home and booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder Friday, according to police.

The case began when police got a report of a gunshot victim at the 100 block of Alta Drive just after 6 p.m. Friday. The caller heard the victim calling for help and found him in a neighbor’s yard with a gunshot wound, police said.

Officers rushed to the scene and worked with the Petaluma Fire Department to get the victim to the Petaluma Valley Hospital. He was later transferred to Memorial Hospital for further treatment. The victim is expected to survive, police said.

Members of the police department’s crisis response unit arrested the suspect at his home, according to police.

The incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Boyd at (707) 778-4334 or dboyd@cityofpetaluma.org.

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