The Marin County Sheriff on Friday said the possible motive in the double shooting in which a woman was killed and elderly shooting suspect ended up killing himself is a tenant-landlord dispute.
The suspect has been identified as Victor Lugo, 71, of Mill Valley. Authorities previously said he was 80 years old. The woman he allegedly killed was identified as Sabrina Lew, 30, of Mill Valley.
Family members identified her injured father as 84-year-old Leonard Lew, the landlord of the property.
In a statement, the sheriff’s office said that they’re looking into the fact that Lugo was possibly getting evicted from his home in the 900 block of E. Blithedale Avenue. He was fighting with the Lews on Thursday afternoon before the shooting, the sheriff’s office said.
The dramatic scene disrupted the typically quiet Mill Valley, when deputies responded to the shooting at around 3:20 p.m. where they found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.
At 5:45 p.m. police announced that Lugo was found dead inside an apartment. They believe he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A revolver was found nearby.
Neighbors were stunned.
Alfonso Diaz says he, his wife and daughter had just moved to an apartment several doors away from the shooting,
“They’re really like, all shaking,” Dias said of his family.