Police Investigating Homicide in Roseville Neighborhood near Pleasant Grove Boulevard

ROSEVILLE -- An elderly man was killed Friday morning in Roseville.

George Lugo lives a few doors down from the home on Saint Annes Place where Roseville police say a 72-year-old man was killed.

"So I’m leaving at about 6 o' clock in the morning, Ten [minutes] to six and I see all the police cars and I think whats going on," Lugo said.

Lugo said the area is a quiet community so when he woke up this morning and saw crime scene tape and homicide investigators in his neighborhood, he was surprised until he learned who police believe is responsible.

The person in custody is the victim's 42-year-old son.

"H seemed like a nice guy…a little different," Lugo said.

Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, the suspect's mother called police saying she and her husband were being attacked.

Police have not said what happened before the killing.

When police arrived they arrested the victim's son.

Roseville Police Department Public Information Officer Rob Baquera says a weapon was used in the murder.

"At this time all the specific details are under investigation right now it was not a firearm used," Baquera said.

Lugo said he didn't know much about the suspect. He actually met him for the first time several days ago when the suspect randomly asked him to hang out after hearing Lugo playing music.

"And he comes over and he goes 'Hey I heard the music. You mind if I come over and sit with you?' And I said 'Sure come on over.' And [he's] just a little off kilter as far as I can see but seems like a nice guy," Lugo said.

After meeting the suspect on Monday and by Friday learning he may have killed his own father, Lugo says it doesn’t shock him.

"For it to happen here, I'm a little taken back. That it happened and that he might be the suspect 50/50 maybe," Lugo said.


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