Investigation continues into double shooting

Jul 22, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sacramento Bee

Two men were shot and one died Sunday at a residence on Nutmeg Lane, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.

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Jul 22, 2008
 
Anybody know Morris current condition as of tuesday afternoon?
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Tried to call sutter roseville a few times, and they say he is not there.
Wish Mo the best, and it seems as though he was just pushed over the edge.
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Sure, being pushed over the edge justifies killing someone. Just not enough to let his fraternity take him into custody to face the consequences of his actions. Remorse and guilt then drive him to pop one into his head.

It's sad this happened. It shouldn't have happened. A cooler head should have prevailed.
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Jul 22, 2008
 
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Former officer suspected in murder-suicide
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Jul 22, 2008 3:00 AM (17 hrs ago) by Mike Rosenberg, The Examiner
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Filed under: BURLINGAME , Mike Rosenberg , Police Department

BURLINGAME (Map, News)- A former Burlingame police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old man at close range then killed himself about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento on Monday, authorities said.

Morris Greenberg, 37, shot Anthony Dumont with a handgun during an argument inside a residence in Placerville, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Greenberg, an 11-year veteran of the Burlingame Police Department, died after shooting himself in the head, said El Dorado Sheriff’s Sgt. Bryan Golmitz.

Greenberg worked for Burlingame from Aug. 12, 1996, to April 2, 2007, said Burlingame Capt. Mike Matteucci. He retired last year in “good standing.” Golmitz said the motive for the shooting was under investigation but appeared to be domestic issues.
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Jul 23, 2008
 
Read the facts:

http://www.mtdemocrat.com
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Jul 23, 2008
 
Friend wrote:
Read the facts:
http://www.mtdemocrat.com
Can someone paste the Mountain Democrat article here?
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Jul 23, 2008
 
freind wrote:
Anybody know Morris current condition as of tuesday afternoon?
yes is is awake and prob going to be fine... so sad
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Anybody who feels bad for Morris Greenberg is out of their minds. I've known Tony Dumont for 20 years, and I'll never have another day with him. I can't believe that anyone would ever think that a divorce and financial hardship are a good enough reason to kill someone. That is absolutly ignorant. Tony had his entire life ahead of him. Just think of all the beautiful things in life he will never get to experience. I hope that Mo can possibly comprehend the pain that he has caused to so many people, and will have to face that brutal reality for the rest of his miserable life. Enjoy your time in prison Mo, I hear that it's a wonderful place for cops turned cons.
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Jul 23, 2008
 
SOMERSET — El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responding to simultaneous calls for service on Sunday afternoon found one man critically injured from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, lying in the driveway of his Sand Ridge Road home, and another man dead of a gunshot wound at Bones Roadhouse on Pleasant Valley Road, according to sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Golmitz.

As the incident unfolded investigators learned that the two shootings are connected. Morris Greenberg, 37, the homeowner found in his driveway on Nutmeg Lane off Sand Ridge Road, allegedly shot the victim who later died in the parking lot at Bones Roadhouse, identified as Anthony Dumont, 26, of Grizzly Flat.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to at least one 911 call from residents in the Nutmeg neighborhood a few minutes before 2 p.m. One of the calls came from neighbor Larry Loftis, who had gone to Greenberg’s house to check on his neighbor after he heard the sound of gunshot — three in rapid succession followed by a pause and a fourth shot, he said.

“I found him face-down on the driveway,” Loftis said.

Loftis also found a semiautomatic handgun and four shell casings nearby, he said. It is unknown at this point whether all the shots fired were from Greenberg’s weapon.

Loftis had visited with Greenberg — a retired officer with Burlingame Police Department — a little over a week ago, he said, when Greenberg apparently shared with Loftis about his current circumstances: financial hardship; his house in default and up for sale; a pending divorce; his wife and daughter moving out.

“He was very distraught about his wife of 11 years taking up residence with a 26-year-old,” Loftis said of Greenberg, who he described as normally mild mannered and nonconfrontational.

Neighbors Shirley and Chris Alger said Greenberg is president of the rural neighborhood’s homeowners association and “seemed like a very nice man” who was known to be struggling with financial issues after an injury and subsequent disability lowered his income, the couple said.

Dumont, the reported boy-friend of Greenberg’s wife, had apparently accompanied her to the home on Nutmeg to help move out some of her belongings, including a refrigerator found tied down in the back of a pickup truck left at the scene. It was apparently while they were loading up the truck that the deadly confrontation between Dumont and Greenberg occurred.

Investigators have not provided any details of the alleged shooting. Either immediately before or after the event, Greenberg’s wife and young daughter reportedly ran to a neighbor’s house.

After Dumont was injured, his brother drove him to the El Dorado County Fire Station 17, where he found an empty fire house. Normally staffed by two paramedics, the medics on duty had been called away to an accident.

Chief Bruce Lacher of El Dorado County Fire said it is normal in El Dorado County for a station to be left unattended when the crew is called out, saying they “discourage people from bringing their emergencies directly to fire stations for just this reason. We want people to call 911.”

Dumont was taken to Bones Roadhouse across from the fire station, where other medics on their way to the Nutmeg address were flagged down to attend Dumont’s injuries. The victim was pronounced dead in the parking lot at Bones shortly thereafter.

Soon after Dumont was whisked away from the Nutmeg address, investigators believe Greenberg attempted to kill himself with a shot to the head. Medics drove him to Gold Oak School on Pleasant Valley, where a REACH helicopter transported him to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Greenberg is expected to survive his injury and is cognizant of his surroundings, according to Golmitz.“He will be charged with the homicide and is under 24-hour guard” at the hospital, Golmitz said.
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Jul 23, 2008
 
Can someone update Morris' condition today? Morris is a good man and it was shocking to hear this happened. this is totally out of character from the Morris I knew and will stand by him in his recovery. Hopefully Morris is receiving the mental health support he needs during this terrible time.
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How nice that you will stand by a killer. Perhaps if the tables were turned, and your friend was murdered, you wouldn't be so sympathetic to Morris's little mental slip. Try explaining to Anthony's mother that Morris is a good man. Do you think that she'll understand, or give a damn that this was out of character for him? Why don't you join me at Anthony's upcoming funeral where you can explain to all of his grieving friends and family that it was a bad judgment call on Morris's part. I'm sure that whatever you say will make the pain go away. How dare you defend a cold blooded killer.
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I ask that this be read with an; open heart; an open mind, and without prejudice.

A man is under duress, due to financial and domestic stress. Unless anyone has been inside this pressure cooker, you won't know what it's like and the affect it will have on your state of mind.

A man meets a woman under duress, the white knight factor drives him to come to the rescue of the fair maiden, wanting to protect her. More often than not, the fair maiden, paints the ex in a negative light and asks the "man" to go with her, protect her.

The intruding white knight becomes the object of hatred by the woman's ex. Bad things ensue, anger prevails, violence occurs, sometimes to the worst possible outcome.

The snake gave eve the apple.........eve gave Man the apple, He took it, hook, line and sinker.

It's best to walk away from the apple (confrontation)

God bless all involved, and may He have mercy on them and their loved ones.

Pray for Anthony, that God may comfort him.

Pray for Morris, that God may forgive him.
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I am completely baffled that almost immediately, El Dorado County, and apparently the community at large has wrapped this investigation up. Either they are super detectives, or they're relaying "facts" in the case, that may not be factual. Never have I heard of an investigation so open to the public.

Has anyone considered that Anthony had access to many weapons, by virtue of his employment, and that Mo was a retired officer in good standing, therefore allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Has anyone considered that a verbal argument would be predictable, when a distraught, estranged husband meets the other man, in his own driveway. Has anyone considered that Anthony may have possibly threatened Mo in some way, either by action, or may have even pulled a weapon on Mo. Funny how the family whisked Anthony away. Could they have taken a gun with them? There are alot of scenarios that coulda woulda shoulda, and I believe the this case should not be considered wrapped up, until all statements are taken and all evidence is looked at very, very carefully. Bottom line, I believe El Dorado County is acting very irresponsibly, with the way they are conducting their investigation and their PR.
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Jul 23, 2008
 
Anyone who knew Anthony knew that he did not have one mean bone in his body. How dare you try to say that it is funny how the family whisked him away, what would you do in that situation if you saw your brother hurt? I doubt that you would stick around to see if the man that shot him was ok!
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bringing the "boyfriend" to the houseWHAT AN IDIOT! IS SHE ON CRANK?
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Friend of Anthony wrote:
How nice that you will stand by a killer. Perhaps if the tables were turned, and your friend was murdered, you wouldn't be so sympathetic to Morris's little mental slip. Try explaining to Anthony's mother that Morris is a good man. Do you think that she'll understand, or give a damn that this was out of character for him? Why don't you join me at Anthony's upcoming funeral where you can explain to all of his grieving friends and family that it was a bad judgment call on Morris's part. I'm sure that whatever you say will make the pain go away. How dare you defend a cold blooded killer.
maybe your friend should have made better choices.Screwing around with some old want to be cougar that is married to a cop isn't usually a wise choice.She should be ashamed but she isn't.
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I am completely baffled that almost immediately, El Dorado County, and apparently the community at large has wrapped this investigation up. Either they are super detectives, or they're relaying "facts" in the case, that may not be factual. Never have I heard of an investigation so open to the public.
Has anyone considered that Anthony had access to many weapons, by virtue of his employment, and that Mo was a retired officer in good standing, therefore allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Has anyone considered that a verbal argument would be predictable, when a distraught, estranged husband meets the other man, in his own driveway. Has anyone considered that Anthony may have possibly threatened Mo in some way, either by action, or may have even pulled a weapon on Mo. Funny how the family whisked Anthony away. Could they have taken a gun with them? There are alot of scenarios that coulda woulda shoulda, and I believe the this case should not be considered wrapped up, until all statements are taken and all evidence is looked at very, very carefully. Bottom line, I believe El Dorado County is acting very irresponsibly, with the way they are conducting their investigation and their PR.
You are correct.Unfortunately that is how law enforcement in El Dorado County always operates.Quite an embarrassment
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I can't help feel bad for both the males involved. On one hand is a distraut ex-husband, on the other a young man caught in a love triangle.

I won't pass judgement on the lady involved, but this whole thing could have been handled better - of course, all that's hine sight.

What peaks my curosity is the three fast shots. Just guessing here... but if a person is mad at someone they shoot them once, if they're afraid of them they shoot three times.

I heard somewhere the 26 year old worked in a gun shop. If the police didn't impound and search the car which drove him away that could be an issue later.

What a tragedy for everyone involved and of course the poor daughter your heart has to go out to her pain and confusion.
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How nice that you will stand by a killer. Perhaps if the tables were turned, and your friend was murdered, you wouldn't be so sympathetic to Morris's little mental slip. Try explaining to Anthony's mother that Morris is a good man. Do you think that she'll understand, or give a damn that this was out of character for him? Why don't you join me at Anthony's upcoming funeral where you can explain to all of his grieving friends and family that it was a bad judgment call on Morris's part. I'm sure that whatever you say will make the pain go away. How dare you defend a cold blooded killer.
I UNDERSTAND THE PAIN,ALMOST MAKES YOU WANT TO GO POSTAL! DOESNT IT??? JUST LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO MORRIS,HIS WIFE WAS A SLUT,MAYBE HE JUST WENT POSTAL...
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Murder charge filed against Greenberg
By Ken Paglia | Democrat staff writer | July 23, 2008 17:05
Murder charges were filed Wednesday against Somerset area resident Morris Green-berg, alleging that at his home near Sand Ridge Road Sunday he shot and killed 26-year-old Anthony Dumont, the supposed boyfriend of Greenberg’s apparently estranged wife.

Greenberg, 37, is in custody at Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he is being treated for injuries sustained after he apparently shot himself in the head moments after allegedly shooting Dumont, the El Dorado County district attorney said Wednesday.

Reports earlier in the week indicated Greenberg was cognizant of his surroundings. El Dorado County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Golmitz said Wednesday,“As far as I know, he’s still alive.” Sutter Roseville Medical Center would not confirm Greenberg is being treated there.

The district attorney has charged Greenberg, who is a retired officer with the Burlingame Police Department, with murder, plus a special allegation that he discharged a firearm, causing Dumont’s death.

It was on Sunday right after 2 p.m. that sheriff’s deputies responded to Greenberg’s home on Nutmeg Lane off Sand Ridge Road, where he was found lying face down in his driveway, and ultimately transported by helicopter to the Roseville hospital.

Dumont and his brother had been helping Greenberg’s wife move her belongings out of the home. The two brothers had loaded a refrigerator into the back of a pickup truck when a confrontation allegedly broke out between Greenberg and Dumont.

According to neighbors, Greenberg was down emotionally because of financial hardship and his pending divorce. One neighbor said he was particularly distraught that his wife was moving in with Dumont.

Neighbor Larry Loftis said on Sunday he heard four gunshots — three in rapid succession, a pause, then a fourth — then walked to the home and saw Greenberg lying in the driveway. Loftis called authorities.

After Dumont was shot, his brother drove him to Fire Station 17 on Pleasant Valley Road, said another neighbor. But the medics on duty were away on a call.

With nobody at the station, the brother took Dumont across the street to Bones Roadhouse, where he flagged down paramedics on their way to the Nutmeg Lane home, a sheriff’s press release stated.

Paramedics were not able to save Dumont’s life. He died in the Bones parking lot moments after their arrival.

Greenberg’s wife and daughter reportedly escaped safely to a neighbor’s home.

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