Man dead after police standoff
December 5, 2012
A Roseville man suspected of attempted murder apparently shot himself fatally early this morning after a lengthy standoff in Grover Beach.
William Roger Forgey, 46, was found dead at around 2:30 a.m after SWAT officers entered the house where he had been hiding. According to Grover Beach Police Commander John Peters, the man had a self-inflicted wound.
Forgey allegedly shot and wounded his estranged wife Saturday at the residence at 823 Mentone Ave., left the area, and then returned to what officials called the “original crime scene.” His wife, who remains unidentified by officials, survived, but no further information on her condition has been made available.
Officers from the Grover Beach Police Department, Pismo Beach Police Department, Arroyo Grande Police Department, California Highway Patrol, San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Service surrounded the residence.
Peters said negotiators were unable to convince Forgey to surrender. He was armed with a .45-caliber handgun, police said.