Man arrested after live-streaming murders in Vacaville identified
Raymond Weber, 29, has ties to the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas.
(The mugshot of 29-year-old Raymond Weber. Photo courtesy Vacaville Police Department)
The Vacaville Police Department has identified a man who was appeared in an Internet stream alongside the bodies of two deceased women on Saturday.
Raymond Weber, 29, of Santa Rosa is being held in the Solano County jail on two charges of first degree murder, according to booking records.
Early Saturday morning, police were dispatched to an apartment along Rocky Hill Road after receiving a tip that Weber was live-streaming himself while holding a loaded gun next to the bodies of two women.
Weber allegedly barricaded himself in the apartment when police arrived on the scene. A S.W.A.T. team was dispatched to capture Weber, who was found hiding in an undisclosed location of the apartment and taken into custody, authorities said.
Weber’s name was confirmed by the Vacaville Police Department after Solano NewsNet first reported his name Saturday evening. The identity of the two victims have not been released by police.
Weber is a local rap artist with ties to the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas. He was arrested in 2014 on a parole violation around the same time that police were investigating his then-teenage brother Antoine Weber for the murder of the elder brother’s girlfriend. Antoine Weber, now 23, is currently incarcerated at the California State Prison in Vacaville.
In a copy of the video streamed on Saturday and reviewed by Solano NewsNet, Weber complained that another brother, rap artist Marcus Weber, and a second individual tried to arrange his murder.
“They tried to set me up,” he complained. “[He] tried to have me killed.”
Later in the video, Weber said he was unlikely to survive a confrontation with police.
“The police are going to come in, and I’m going to get them,” he pledged. “This is the last time you all will see me [online].”
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story erroneously said Weber was arrested on Sunday morning. He was arrested Saturday morning.
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