Alameda County deputy arrested for double-fatal shooting

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Authorities arrested an Alameda County deputy in connection to a double-fatal shooting in Dublin Wednesday morning. 

The Dublin police responded to a call reporting a shooting in the 3100 block of Colebrook Lane at around 12:45 a.m. Officers found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Witnesses identified the shooter as Devin Williams Jr., 24, a deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. According to police, Williams was not on duty at the time of the shooting. 

An anonymous neighbor said she saw William speed away from the area right after the shooting. 

“When a car is down there and its pitch dark, when their light beams go on, it just travels straight through my room,” she said. “I saw the car turn on and it sped down the lane and took a sharp turn there.”

William called Dublin authorities later Wednesday, saying he wanted to surrender. He was taken into custody by CHP officers. 

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said Williams had been working at the Oakland courthouse for a year and officials said he had an “exemplary record.”

“Everything that has been reported to us would indicate that he was a very good candidate for law enforcement that somewhere in the last several months of his life, some significant events happened that led up to this moment,” explained Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Lt. Ray Kelly.

The victims were identified as a 42-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man. They were married and had an adolescent child. Police said the child was 

Anyone with information about Williams or the shooting should contact Dublin police.