Teen among victims of live-streamed double homicide, police say
(Photo courtesy Vacaville Police Department; Graphic by Solano NewsNet)
The Vacaville Police Department on Monday provided television news outlets with additional details about a gruesome double homicide investigation that occurred over the weekend.
Early Saturday morning, police were called to an apartment complex along the 500 block of Rocky Hill Road after receiving a request for a welfare check. Police were told that a man was inside an apartment unit with a gun and what appeared to be the deceased bodies of two women as shown on a social media live stream.
When officers arrived, they say 29-year-old Raymond Weber barricaded himself in the unit for several hours. A S.W.A.T. team was brought in to assist police, and Weber was eventually captured.
On Sunday, a Georgia woman identified one of the victims as 26-year-old Savannah Theberge of Salt Lake City. The woman, whom Solano NewsNet is not naming, said Theberge was her daughter and leaves behind a 4-year-old son.
The mother said reviewed a copy of a live stream that circulated on social media and said the tattoos on one of the victims resembled those found on her daughter’s body. Solano NewsNet obtained a copy of the video and compared the victim to social media photos posted by Theberge. The tattoos were a match.
(Image: Savannah Theberge, 26, of Salt Lake City. Photo via Facebook, Graphic by Solano NewsNet)
Responding to media inquiries on Monday, the Vacaville Police Department confirmed the ages of the two victims as 15 and 27 years old. (The age discrepency between Theberge and the unnamed 27-year-old may be explained by her mother’s claim that her birthday is this week. Despite a request, the Vacaville Police Department has not provided Solano NewsNet with any information on the case.) Police and cleanup crews were seen processing the scene of the crime and repairing damaged windows on Monday, according to news reports.
Weber’s connections to the victims have not been confirmed, but Theberge’s mother said she had been told her daughter and the suspect were recently engaged. It’s not clear what brought the two and the third victim to the apartment unit in Vacaville; Weber has ties to Santa Rosa and the Sacramento area.
The incident captured international attention after Weber, a local rap artist, live-streamed himself with the bodies of the two victims on a social media platform just before police arrived to the scene. During the live stream, Weber claimed the killings were retribution for an alleged set-up involving his brother, also a local rap artist, and an unknown second individual.
“They tried to set me up,” he complained. “[He] tried to have me killed.”
Weber later said in the video that he was unlikely to survive a confrontation with police.
“The police are going to come in, and I’m going to get them,” he asserted. “This is the last time you all will see me [online].”
Weber has at least one prior criminal conviction and a parole violation. The violation received local media attention after his younger brother, Antoine Weber, was accused of killing his older brother’s then-girlfriend. The younger Weber is currently incarcerated at the California State Prison in Vacaville.
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