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* Douglas Kahley and Michael Scally Identified as Murder Victims in Vallejo

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Vallejo police have identified the two men who were killed allegedly by their neighbor during an argument about politics Wednesday evening as Douglas Kahley, 50, and Michael Scally, 58. Police arrested Martin Hohenegger, 65, on suspicion of the city’s 12th and 13th homicides of the year. Hohenegger is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today in Solano County Superior Court. Vallejo police Lt. Sid De Jesus said the fatal shootings happened in the driveway of Scally’s home in the 300 block of Foulkstone Way.

“There was an argument between neighbors over politics,” De Jesus said. Police responded around 6:10 p.m. to calls about shots fired and two people down in the yard of a residence. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Investigators learned the shooting suspect was in a nearby residence. A hostage negotiator made contact with Hohenegger, who surrendered to police about 45 minutes later, Sgt. Jeff Bassett said.

Hohenegger is a former Marine who served between 1966 and 1968. Neighbor Lina Hilario said she and her husband heard what sounded like firecrackers around 5:45 p.m. and soon saw a helicopter hovering overhead. She said Hohenegger is known as a polite man who would deliver packages to her if they were sent to his address. She said Hohenegger was always seen outside talking to neighbors. “I was shocked. This is a quiet area,” Hilario said.

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