DUBLIN, Calif. (KRON) – A California sheriff’s deputy was on the run for 12 hours after he allegedly shot two people in their home Wednesday morning, according to Dublin police. Both victims, identified by police as a married couple, died at the crime scene.
It started when a husband and wife were shot inside their home in Dublin, California. Someone called 911 at 12:45 a.m. and told emergency dispatchers that the gunman fled in a vehicle. “Witnesses on scene identified the shooter as 24-year-old Devin Williams Jr.,” the Dublin Police Department wrote.
Police officers quickly realized that Williams works as a deputy for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, which is headquartered in Dublin. Police were searching for Williams and warned he “should be considered armed and dangerous,” the department said.
The manhunt ended when Williams called law enforcement to turn himself in. Officers kept the deputy on the phone to trace his cellphone’s location.
Williams was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers in Coalinga, California, just before noon. Coalinga is about 150 miles south of Dublin, a wealthy suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Williams knew the victims, Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Kelly said. “This was a very bizarre chain of events,” he added.
The 911 call came from a third person inside the home where the couple was killed. The couple is survived by their teenage son.
“An intruder came into the house brandishing a firearm. It’s even more disheartening that it was one of our own who was the trigger person behind,” police said. Police said Williams will be booked into Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County on homicide charges later this afternoon.