GARDEN GROVE — A Garden Grove man persuaded his 21-year-old son to give himself up to Orange County sheriff's officials and confess to a slaying in Northern California, authorities said Monday.
Wesley Allen Bird turned himself in to the police about 5 p.m. Friday, just two days after a double shooting in Petaluma in which a man was killed and a woman was seriously wounded. Bird, who lives in Petaluma, was accompanied by his father, whose identity police would not release.
Police said that Bird opened fire on Michelle Dalluhn, 26, and her boyfriend, David Harrington, 24, in their Petaluma home on Wednesday with a .22-caliber rifle. Both victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Harrington died at the scene.
Dalluhn, who has lost the sight in her right eye, is listed in stable condition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. She identified Bird as her attacker.