latest news Bay Area sheriff’s deputy wanted for double homicide

A rookie Bay Area sheriff’s deputy is wanted for a double homicide and may be fleeing to Southern California, officials said Wednesday morning.

Witnesses told police that Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Devin Williams Jr. shot dead a man and a woman Wednesday morning at a home in Dublin, a city about 25 miles east of Dublin. ‘Oakland, according to a statement released by local authorities.

Police discovered the bodies around 12:45 a.m. Williams, 24, has been a deputy for less than a year and was off duty at the time, according to Lt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department.

In a statement, investigators said Williams had a home in Stockton and may have traveled there. Kelly also said “preliminary information” suggested Williams might flee to Southern California, but he did not elaborate.

The victims were not immediately identified and it was unclear what relationship, if any, they had with Williams, who may be driving a gray 2007 Volkswagen Jetta or a 2015 Hyundai, according to the sheriff’s department.

Officials from the Dublin Sheriff’s Department and Police are due to hold a press conference at 11.30am.

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