PINOLE -- A man suspected of killing two family members was arrested early Friday at the home the three shared in Pinole, police said.
Officers arrested a 25-year-old man who called 911 about 2:30 a.m. to say there might be injured people in the two-story home in the 1100 block of Tara Hills Drive. The man, whose identity was not released, escorted police inside, where they discovered a man and a woman dead in different bedrooms.
Police would not say how the victims were killed or how they were related to the 25-year-old suspect. The man was taken into custody at the scene but has not talked to police, Pinole police Cmdr. Neil Gang said.
Hayward resident Cynthia Ortega said the victims in the homicide were her aunt, Nona Flores, and her cousin, Tony Flores. Ortega said that 25-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Flores also lived in the home.
Police refused to confirm the identity of the person they had arrested.
Officers planned to remain at the home Friday and were awaiting a search warrant to look through the home, Gang said.
Tara Hills Drive was cordoned off in both directions just north of Appian Drive and south of Shawn Drive. Officers stood outside the driveway of the two-story home, and a small trailer was in the driveway.
"Usually this a very quiet neighborhood," said Sigfredo Figueroa, who lives on a nearby street. Figueroa said gunfire has been heard in the area recently and that three days ago a helicopter circled for about two hours after shots were fired.
But Gang assured residents that the violence was contained to the Tara Hills Drive home.
"It is disturbing, and I can assure you this is an isolated incident," Gang said. "There is no threat to the rest of the community."
The last slaying in Pinole occurred in September 2011, when Jeffrey McCoy, a 42-year-old San Pablo resident, was killed by his childhood friend Brian Fitch. McCoy died on Fern Avenue in Pinole after he was shot a few blocks away on Buena Vista Drive. In July, Fitch was sentenced to 52 years in prison.
Anyone with information about the incident may contact Pinole police at 510-724-8950.
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