On Friday March 9, 2018, just after 10:30 a.m. local time, an armed man with a rifle burst into a farewell party at The Pathway Home, a nonprofit on the Vets Home grounds of Veterans Home of California Yountville, and took three staff members hostage while releasing others.    The incident ended after an 8 hour standoff, where authorities found the gunman and three female victims dead.   
Dressed in black and wearing body armor, the active shooter was reported holed up in Pathway's Madison Building, also known as Building G, on the Vets Home grounds. Scores of officers from many area law enforcement agencies had the building surrounded.  
Negotiators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were called to the scene, but officials stated they never made contact with the gunman who did not answer his cellphone or other phones in the building.