Police: murder-suicide in Palo Alto senior living complex stemmed from theft accusations

Alta Torre Apartment Complex

PALO ALTO (KRON) — Police believe the murder-suicide inside a senior living complex last month stemmed from accusations of theft.  A man shot and killed the complex’s manager before turning the gun on himself because he believed the manager had been stealing from him.

There were no findings that 70-year-old Vincent Collins had been stealing from 69-year-old Marc Miller’s Alta Torre Apartment.

Friends of Miller told police he had likely misplaced the items he believed to be stolen.

On the afternoon of March 19, Miller went to Collins’ first-floor office and shot him four times with a Smith & Wesson handgun.

Miller then got into an elevator and shot himself in the head. The gun, legally obtained and registered to Miller, was found in his lap, police said.


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