Man allegedly kills roommate inside Irvine home
A 39-year-old Irvine man was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting his roommate on Monday, but not before pointing a gun at his own head, prompting a response from crisis negotiators and a SWAT team, authorities said.
David Allen George Bohr was charged Tuesday with murder with a sentencing enhancement for causing death.
Police received a 911 text at about 2:20 a.m. Monday requesting that they respond to a home on Leda after Bohr allegedly shot one of his roommates, according to Sgt. Karie Davies of the Irvine Police Department. Davies said the reporting party continued to text with police dispatch, providing updates while locked in his bedroom.
“He said he heard Bohr and another roommate arguing and then heard gunshots,” Davies said.
The reporting party said four males lived at the residence.
“Upon arrival, a team of officers initiated a crisis entry in an attempt to rescue the gunshot victim,” Davies said. “Shortly after entering the residence, they located the victim behind the front door and confirmed he was deceased.”
The victim was identified Tuesday as Greg Smith, 52.
Officers also reported seeing Bohr at the top of the stairs with a gun pointed at his head. He refused to surrender, and additional officers were called in to evacuate surrounding residences.
A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called in to encourage Bohr to peacefully surrender, Davies said.
The SWAT team, along with the Orange County Fire Authority, rescued two roommates took Bohr into custody on suspicion of murder at 5:09 a.m., Davies said.
Irvine police urged anyone with information about the shooting to call them at (949) 724-7494.
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