SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Police say that a teen murder suspect was arrested after an hours-long standoff early Friday morning.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, 16-year-old Antoine Weber was the person arrested at a home along the 3800 block of 36th Street just after 4 a.m. The standoff between police and the suspect had been going on since late Thursday night.
Investigators had been seeking Weber for the murder of 19-year-old Nichole Duarte – his brother’s girlfriend. Police say that Weber shot Duarte back on March 15 along the 7200 block of Gloria Drive. The woman went to a neighbor for help, the neighbors called for help, and Duarte was taken to the hospital by fire personnel.
Duarte died from her injuries a few days later, police say.
Antoine’s brother, 22-year-old Raymond Weber, was also wanted by police, but not on homicide charges. Police say that Raymond is believed to have been at the scene of the shooting and was wanted by investigators for questioning.
Officers served a search warrant at the 36th Street home around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Reportedly, several people were in the home when they heard officers had shown up. A firearm was then reportedly thrown over the back fence.
A SWAT team was called to the scene and a standoff ensued. Police say Weber was hiding in the home and he was eventually taken into custody.