An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy, who once worked for the Stockton Police Department and is listed as living in the city, accused of shooting and killing a married couple at a home in Dublin early Wednesday morning has been taken into custody in the Central Valley, a sheriff’s spokesperson said.
Deputy Devin Williams Jr., 24, of Stockton, was off-duty at the time of the shooting, which Dublin police said was reported at about 12:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of Colebrook Lane.
Williams remained at large until midday when he surrendered near Coalinga and was taken into custody by California Highway Patrol officers, sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said at a news conference.
Kelly said Williams surrendered after speaking on the phone with Dublin Police Chief Garrett Holmes and other members of the Sheriff’s Office, which contracts with the city of Dublin to provide police services.
Williams allegedly threw the firearm out of his vehicle in the Altamont Pass area and authorities were looking for it Wednesday afternoon, Kelly said.
Details about what led to the fatal shooting of the man and woman were not yet being released by the Sheriff’s Office. Their identities have also not been released.
“Our agency’s in shock,” Kelly said. “This is not something that we deal with, this is not what we’re about.”
Stockton PD officials confirmed Williams was hired by the department on Jan. 16, 2020, and was no longer employed by Jan. 19, 2021. They would not comment on his departure from the Stockton PD, calling it a “personnel matter.”