SACRAMENTO (AP) – A man suspected of forcing his way into the home of a couple he knew and killing them both was arrested Wednesday morning in California, police said.
The U.S. Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies helped in the apprehension of Albert Enoch Johnson, 31, in the Sacramento area, West Jordan police said. It is not clear whether he has a lawyer representing him yet.
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Mr. Johnson was taken into custody early this morning in the Sacramento CA area. We appreciate the assistance from allied law enforcement authorities and the US Marshals Service in assisting with his apprehension. PIO will be avail for sound after 11am for further updates. pic.twitter.com/aQdvlxoDMA
— West Jordan Police Dept. (@WJPD_PIO) April 22, 2020
Police believe 30-year-old Katherine Butterfield and 31-year-old Tony Butterfield were sleeping when Johnson forced his way into their home in West Jordan, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City overnight Saturday and shot them.READ MORE: California Now Limits Medical Parole To Inmates On Ventilators
The couple left behind three children, all under 4 years old. They were unharmed and are staying with family.
Police believe the attack was targeted. Johnson lived in the area but police have not explained how he knew the couple.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Renews Interest In Zoo Relocation Sites
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