Double murder arrest after livestream showed suspect with a gun and two bodies

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A man suspected of two killings after someone reported seeing a livestream on social media that showed him with a gun and two women lying motionless on the floor of an apartment has been arrested.

Officers went to an apartment building in California for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families early Saturday after getting a call from a woman about the livestream.

A spokesman for the Vacaville Police Department said: "The video showed the man carrying a handgun and two women lying on the floor - not moving."

Officers found the man had barricaded himself in the apartment, and a SWAT team and negotiators were called in.

After negotiations failed, the building was evacuated and officers got inside the apartment with "distraction devices and chemical agents".

There was a brief struggle and a Taser was used before police took the man into custody.

"Officers additionally found two women deceased inside of the apartment," the department said in a post on Facebook.

Raymond Michael Weber, 29, of Sacramento, is being held without bail on two counts of first-degree murder.