The following is a press release issued by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. This has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
Yesterday at about 2:10 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a call of a gunshot victim in the 21000 block of Moscow Road, Monte Rio. They found a deceased gunshot victim. The suspect, later identified as Joseph Douchette, 41, Monte Rio, was last seen walking near the property.
More deputies responded to search for the suspect, including the SWAT team. A shelter in place order was issued while deputies searched for him. Ultimately, deputies found Douchette walking in the 21000 block of Mesa Grande Terrace, Monte Rio. He was arrested without incident at about 3:30 p.m. and the shelter in place order was lifted. Deputies later found the gun they believe was used to kill the victim.
Douchette was booked into the Main Adult Detention Facility for murder and an outstanding felony warrant. He is being held without bail.
The victim’s identity will be released when it is available.