Manhunt continues for double homicide suspect

November 13, 2010 4:47:31 PM PST
SWAT members searched the home of a double homicide suspect in Fairfield Saturday but found nothing.

A manhunt began early Saturday morning for 50-year-old Ricardo Martinez Deleon, after his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend were found dead.

Fairfield's SWAT team first launched a flash bang into the house on Brighton Court. After they got no response, they went in fully-armed with weapons drawn and shields up. Once inside, they found no sign of the suspect.

Police say the house was empty and being searched for clues. Martinez is considered armed and dangerous. Police say he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in a jealous rage.

It happened near Martinez's home, at the Delta Court apartment complex. His ex-girlfriend moved in there with her brother and sister-in-law after she ended her six-year long relationship with Martinez about four months ago.

She accused Martinez of physically abusing her and has a restraining order against him, which for some reason has not been served. At the complex, neighbors say Martinez stalked his ex-girlfriend and threatened her Friday night just hours before the shooting.

"I knew when I heard screaming and that's when I told my husband, he's back and he just killed whoever was outside, and he did. He killed her outside my door, and her new boyfriend," recalled neighbor Elida Avila.

"I seen him before here, but I didn't know he was going to do that. Good grief," said neighbor James Harris.

Police think Martinez may be driving a white 1999 Dodge van with a blue stripe down the middle. It has a California license plate, number 8H0392. Police put out a second bulletin Saturday, saying Martinez could also be driving a second car, a white 1994 Ford S250 pickup truck with Oregon license plates, number 100BWE.

Martinez is considered armed and dangerous. He may be heading south to Mexico.


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