Bay Area, California cop arrested for double homicide of married couple

(The AEGIS Alliance) – A police officer in the Bay Area of California is implicated in the fatal shooting of a married man and woman in their house in “execution-style” murders.

24-year-old Devin Williams Jr. turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday following a short manhunt, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Williams worked as an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy.

The married couple, an age 58 male and an age 42 female, were discovered lifeless in their Dublin residence not long after midnight on Wednesday, authorities stated. The identities of the two victims have not been revealed to the public.

Police pointed out that Williams knew both of the victims. Detectives had not yet determined their particular connection.

“This was not a random crime,” Alameda County police officer Ray Kelly said to USA Today.

Authorities stated Williams utilized his department-issued firearm in the shooting and afterward disposed of it in a rural area, the East Bay Times noted. The murder weapon has not yet been located.

Not long after police gave out a news release declaring their hunt for Williams that deemed him “armed and dangerous,” Williams contacted as well as offered to turn himself over to the police.

Williams worked for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for around one year and had not achieved the position of field officer at the time. He primarily functioned as safety and security for courthouses and also jails in the region.

Detectives stated Williams left an overtime work schedule at a jail at about 11 p.m. and drove to the married pair’s residence to murder them.

Local residents in the 60,000-person urban area of Dublin, around 30 miles east of the bay from San Francisco, were shocked by the news.

“Nothing happens on this street,” local Charles Goshey said. “The only thing that happens here is kids draw on the streets (in sidewalk chalk).”

Jeffrey Childers – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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