SAN FRANCISO (KTVU) - A manhunt concluded late Friday night when a 43-year-old Bay Area homicide suspect was taken into custody in Douglass County, Nevada, according to San Francisco police.
SFPD confirmed on Twitter at 11:13 p.m. that Stefon Jefferson was apprehended by members of the Douglas County, Nevada Sheriff's Department. The events leading up to the arrest, and the arrest itself, are still under investigation, according to police.
Homicide suspect Stefon Jefferson was apprehended this evening in Douglas County, NV and is in custody. https://t.co/tpc86bWPtd— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) April 27, 2019
San Francisco and Oakland police were searching for Jefferson who was considered armed and dangerous after a pair of fatal shootings Friday spanning both sides of the Bay.
Jefferson is suspected of killing Marcus Jackson at 41st and Market streets, about five-blocks northwest of the MacArthur BART Station, at around 10:15 a.m.
Oakland Police Department said they arrived to the scene of the slaying and found a man with multiple bullet wounds. The man died where he was found. Neighbors said he was an employee of the City of Berkeley. "His personality...he was just awesome. he'll be missed said one neighbor, who did not want to be identified on camera.
Jefferson is also suspected of killing Laron Davis of San Francisco, 49, on Friday about 1:30 p.m. in San Francisco's Bayview District, police said.
Officers were dispatched to the Alice Griffith public housing complex on the 2600 block of Arelious Walker Drive on a call of a shooting. Witnesses said they reported hearing a pop and saw a male on the ground.
Anyone with information about the Oakland killing is asked to call the Police Department's homicide unit at (510) 238-3821. The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for the arrest of Jefferson.
KTVU's Jana Katsuyama and Bay City News contributed to this report.
#Oakland Police and #SanFrancisco Police are both looking for this suspect in two #homicides. Stefon Jefferson, 43, possibly armed with gun and driving a black Toyota Corolla CA #7WVY390. https://t.co/7kb2wxmhbD
— Jana Katsuyama (@JanaKTVU) April 27, 2019
UPDATE: New pix released by @SFPD of Stefon Jefferson, wanted by @SFPD @SFPDBayview in shooting death at Alice Griffith public housing complex this afternoon - and wanted by @oaklandpoliceca in morning homicide at 41st & Market pic.twitter.com/2hJItgB8vD— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) April 27, 2019