A California man was involved in an all-night standoff with police over the weekend that ended with him being electrocuted with a Taser and arrested after he'd live-streamed himself standing with a gun over the naked bodies of two women.
Raymond Michael Weber, 29, appeared shirtless on an Instagram Live video early Saturday night, gesturing with a handgun while standing over two dead bodies, as seen on footage uploaded by the Daily Mail. The victims, both of whom were naked, were later identified as 26-year-old Savannah Theberge and a 15-year-old girl, according to CBS13.
Theberge had recently become engaged to be married to Weber. She had called her mother, Eynaw Taylor-Theberge, just a week prior to tell her the news, she told CBS13. Although she lived in Utah, her mother told the station she had told her she’d be taking a trip to California with her new fiancé.
Theberge and Weber were at an apartment complex for veterans in Vacaville, Calif. when Saturday’s incident took place.
Police arrived at the building around 12:42 a.m. after a caller reported seeing Weber’s live stream, according to a press release from the Vacaville Police Department. He had barricaded himself inside the apartment and remained in a standoff with police for almost eight hours, rejecting negotiations with the SWAT team and Critical Incident Negotiation Team.
Nearby apartments were evacuated while police set off chemical agents and distraction devices, trying to pressure Weber to surrender. He was ultimately arrested around 8:32 a.m. following a brief struggle involving a Taser, according to the press release.
Weber was charged with two counts of murder and one count of felony possession of a firearm, according to online inmate records. Police also discovered he was wanted in another county for allegedly making terroristic threats and causing corporal injury to a romantic partner.
Weber has had multiple previous brushes with the law.
In 2006, he was sentenced to six years in prison for felony assault, according to court records viewed by KCRA-3. And in 2014, a warrant went out for his arrest after his brother, Antoine Weber, was accused of fatally shooting Raymond Weber’s girlfriend in the face, according to a media release issued at the time. Raymond Weber later pled no contest to second-degree assault, according to KCRA-3.
Weber also pleaded no contest to a drug possession charge in 2016.
Police are currently investigating whether human trafficking was involved in Saturday’s incident, according to CBS13.
Weber is being held without bond, according to inmate records. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.
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