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Donald “Buddy” Paul Parker, 2nd Suspect Wanted in Alleged Murder in Santa Rosa

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Santa Rosa police arrested a Vallejo man Wednesday on suspicion of killing a San Rafael man in a motel during a marijuana deal that ended badly on Aug. 31. Detectives identified Donald “Buddy” Paul Parker, 35, of Vallejo, as a suspect and tracked him to his home on Moonraker Court in Vallejo where he was seen driving, police said. Santa Rosa and Vallejo police and the California Highway Patrol surrounded Parker’s home and ordered him to surrender around 11 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Parker fled out of the rear yard of neighboring property but couldn’t get past the waiting officers, police said. Parker retreated to his property where he was found hiding in a trashcan along a fence. He was arrested without further incident and was arraigned this afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.

His next court date is Aug. 17. Parker is a suspect in the shooting murder of Max Weinreb, 21, of San Rafael at the Vagabond Inn on Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa on Aug. 31. Police believe Weinreb and a friend were selling marijuana in the motel to Parker and another suspect, a black male in his 20s or 30s, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Dave Linscomb said.

The second suspect is still at large. Linscomb said the marijuana deal went awry and Weinreb was shot in the chest. Both suspects were seen fleeing the motel in a red sedan.

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