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Police launch investigation into deadly Kenwood standoff (w/video)

  • Police at the scene of Wednesday's deadly standoff in Kenwood on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (BETH SCHLANKER / PD)

1:04 p.m.:

A man who died following a lengthy standoff at a Kenwood trailer with law enforcement has been identified as one of Napa County's most wanted criminal suspects.

The Napa Valley Crimestoppers website identifies Miguel Angel Garcia, 32, as being wanted on several felony charges including child endangerment, possessing an illegal gun, drugs and receiving stolen property.

Kenwood Police Standoff


On Thursday, the owner of the Hoff Road property where the standoff occurred and the man who'd briefly been in the trailer with the armed man said the photo of Garcia from the website is that of the man who died after being fired upon by SWAT team members.

“That's the bad guy,” said the property owner, looking at the photo. He said he was shown the same photo by law enforcement officers during the standoff.

The man in the trailer, who asked to be identified only by his first name, Victor, also said the photo was the man he knew only as “Miguel.”

Law enforcement officials haven't identified the dead man. They've said he was wanted in Napa County on felony charges including drugs, weapons and child endangerment.

According to news reports last week, Garcia was due in court in Napa County and when he didn't appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest. A $1,000 reward was promised for information leading to his arrest.

8:27 a.m.:

Petaluma and Santa Rosa police officers Thursday morning began collecting evidence at a Kenwood property where a wanted man died after a lengthy standoff with a SWAT team whose members deployed tear gas and shot at him.

Thursday morning, the body of the suspect remained, covered up and outside the Hoff Road trailer where he'd been holed up for about 19 hours Tuesday into Wednesday.

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