DUBLIN, Calif. (KGO) — The Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of shooting and killing a married Dublin couple was charged with murder on Friday, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney.
Court documents confirm that Devin Williams Jr., 24, was romantically involved with the victim, and according to his father in the documents, the victim had traveled to Williams’ family home in Stockton.
The district attorney’s office said Williams was charged with two counts of murder under special circumstances.
Dublin Police were called to the couple’s home just after midnight on Wednesday.
“The caller said there was an intruder who had entered the house,” Dublin Police Chief Garrett Holmes said on Wednesday. “It was brandishing a gun, and ultimately shooting that gun and killing two people in our community.”
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The names of the victims have not been identified, but investigators say they were a 58-year-old married man and a 42-year-old woman.
At the time of the murder, investigators say the couple had an underage child and two other people visiting their home.
The court document says that when deputies arrived, an unknown family member identified the intruder as “Devin” and “He’s a cop.”
Williams Jr. fled the scene, but the sheriff’s office says he drove nearly 11 hours later to Coalinga in the Central Valley.
The district attorney’s office said Williams Jr. invoked his Miranda rights and was incarcerated in Santa Rita Jail.
ABC7’s Lena Howland said early Friday afternoon that Williams Jr. briefly appeared in court in person, but that was postponed until next week. His family was in the courtroom, but not the victims’ family.
The victims leave behind a teenager.
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