Pacifica Police Chief Jim Tasa held a press conference today at 1:15 p.m. regarding the investigation of a homicide that occurred Wednesday on Dell Road in Pacifica.
Wednesday at 5:15 a.m., officers were called to a residence on Dell Road and located an unconscious male on the ground in front of the house who was determined to be deceased.
He was later identified as Pacifica resident Keith Coffey, 24.
During the initial investigation, investigators of the Pacifica Police Department identified Marc Anthony Furlan as a suspect and subsequently arrested him on suspicion of murder.
“Initial investigation leads us to believe that Furlan and Coffey were acquaintances and the death was the result of some type of altercation between them,” said Tasa.
Furlan, a 24-year old male and resident of Pacifica, was booked into the San Mateo County Jail.
“This incident is an isolated act of violence,” said Tasa in a press statement. "The most recent homicide in Pacifica, previous to this incident, occurred approximately 13 years ago in 2000.”
Tasa adds that Pacifica is “a safe community to live in and is not a community where violent crime occurs on a regular basis. The Pacifica Police Department works diligently, on a daily basis, to insure that the community is a safe place for its residents and visitors.”
Investigators of the police department are continuing their investigation of this tragedy in an attempt to determine exactly what occurred.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation should contact the Pacifica Police Department at (650) 738-7314.