Windsor standoff ends with 2 dead

Monday April 01, 2002

WINDSOR — An elderly man shot and killed his teen-age grandson before taking his own life Sunday, according to a Sonoma County sheriff’s spokesman. 

Windsor police and the sheriff’s department evacuated Royal Manor Court Trailer Park shortly after a midmorning call from Carl Donohue, who said he had shot and killed his 18-year-old grandson Jesse, according to Lt. Matt McCaffrey. 

Police had spent more than five hours outside the doublewide trailer when they heard a gunshot and saw smoke coming from the home. Firefighters contained the fire shortly afterward, but did not say what caused the fire. 

When police entered the trailer around 4 p.m., they found the bodies of both men, McCaffrey said. It appeared they both had been shot to death.