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Santa Rosa police ID Marin County man slain at motel

  • The Vagabond Inn in Santa Rosa. (BETH SCHLANKER/ PD FILE, 2014)

A Marin County man shot to death during what police described as a drug transaction at a Santa Rosa hotel room was identified Tuesday as 21-year-old Max Weinreb.

But the person or people who met with Weinreb at the Vagabond Inn on Cleveland Avenue Sunday evening for a marijuana sale were still unknown, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Dave Linscomb said.

Weinreb’s family Tuesday offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of suspects in the case, Linscomb said.

After gunfire rang out at about 7:40 p.m. Sunday, several witnesses told police they saw two men leave quickly in a cherry-red car, Linscomb said. Some said the car appeared to be a 2-door coupe.

An autopsy conducted Tuesday confirmed that Weinreb died from a gunshot wound to the chest, Linscomb said.

Police were still investigating whether surveillance images, hotel check-in information or other details might help them track down suspects in the case.

“Right now we are working on leads, trying to make a case,” Linscomb said.

Anyone with information about the case can call the Santa Rosa Police Department violent crimes unit at 543-3590.

You can reach Staff Writer Julie Johnson at 521-5220 or julie.johnson@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @jjpressdem.


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