SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested four men after a daylong search prompted by two home invasion robberies in Northern California that left a man dead and another wounded.

A woman remained at large after a block-by-block search in Vallejo following a vehicle chase from Santa Rosa, the Press Democrat reported Friday.

The group of masked assailants first stormed a Santa Rosa home early Thursday and shot a man in the arm, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Spencer Crum said.

Witnesses told the newspaper the intruders demanded cash after kicking in the front door of the modest family home.

A 37-year-old woman told the newspaper her husband was shot as he intervened while a gunman pistol-whipped their 14-year-old son. The woman did not want to be named because she feared for her family's safety.

Crum said the group then went to another home, where deputies found evidence of pot cultivation and sales. A man was fatally shot and guns were stolen.

A resident at the property applied for a Sonoma County marijuana cultivation permit in January, several months after someone complained to officials about unpermitted greenhouse and cargo containers, the newspaper reported.

Officials have not released the names of those arrested or the victims.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat,

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