A suspected gunman was booked early Tuesday in San Francisco after a double homicide in Twin Peaks.
Online jail information shows Richard Contreras, 26, of San Pablo is in custody after being booked on two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, carjacking, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Efforts to reach him or locate an attorney were not immediately successful. And police would not elaborate on what led them to him as the key suspect.
He was arrested late Monday night in Richmond during a traffic stop, police said. The stolen vehicle was also recovered, but investigators said they have yet to recover the gun used in the shooting.
San Francisco police confirmed that Contreras was wanted by police in 2014, after he was suspected of driving a stolen car and fleeing from the scene after crashing into an AC Transit bus in Richmond.
Police Arrest Suspect in Double Homicide at Twin Peaks
The Twin Peak arrests come after a grisly scene in San Francisco's Twin Peaks, when the normally scenic spot turned into a crime scene around 2 a.m. Sunday. That's when two men were found shot to death, and another injured.
The San Francisco medical examiner's office on Monday identified the men killed as Julio Peraza, 21, and Rene Mora, 19, both Santa Rosa residents. Police initially said the slain men were 22 and 20 years old, respectively.
The third victim, a still unidentified 18-year-old man, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Police had previously said the suspect, who allegedly knew and targeted his three victims, fled the scene by carjacking a dark-gray GMC Yukon Denali with California license plates reading 5PJU851.
Peraza's family is raising money for his funeral. Family members said the landscaper was just hanging out with friends when he was killed.