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DUBLIN, Calif. – A California deputy accused of fatally shooting two people early Wednesday surrendered to state troopers several hours later, authorities said.

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Devin Williams Jr., 24, an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy, was taken into custody by California Highway Patrol officers near Coalinga in Fresno County, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Williams was arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal shooting of a man and a woman at a home in Dublin, according to the newspaper.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, police in Dublin responded to a residence at about 12:45 a.m. PDT.

Witnesses allegedly identified Williams as the shooter, Dublin Police Services Capt. Nate Schmidt said, according to Pleasanton Weekly.

Multiple family members identified the slain couple as Maria Tran and Benison Tran, the Chronicle reported. Police have not officially identified the victims.

The manhunt ended when Williams called authorities to turn himself in just before 12 p.m. PDT, KRON-TV reported.

“We received a call from the suspect and he wanted to turn himself in,” Dublin police Chief Garrett Holmes said during a news conference. “We were able to keep him on the phone line and direct CHP units to the area of Coalinga and take the suspect safely into custody.”

Williams handled security at Alameda County courthouses and occasionally worked at the county’s jails but was not a patrol officer, officials told the Chronicle.

“Our agency’s in shock,” Alameda County Public Information Officer Ray Kelly told reporters.

Dublin contracts with the sheriff’s office for police services, KPIX-TV reported. Holmes is a commander with the sheriff’s office and serves as the city’s police chief.

“It’s a great loss for our community and it’s even more disheartening to find out that it was one of our own that actually was the trigger person behind this tragedy,” Holmes said.