A 24-year-old Pacifica man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of the first homicide in Pacifica in over a decade, police said today. Police responded to a disturbance on Dell Road Wednesday and found 24-year-old Keith Coffey unconscious on the ground in front of a home there around 5:15 a.m., according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police identified Marc Anthony Furlan as a possible suspect and arrested him in connection to the homicide around 4 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Police said preliminary information indicates the two were acquaintances and the death was the result of some sort of altercation between them. Furlan is being held at the San Mateo County Jail.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said if the district attorney’s office decides to file charges against Furlan he will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City. Pacifica police said the homicide is an isolated incident. The last homicide in Pacifica before Coffey’s killing Wednesday was in 2000.
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