Livermore Sees First Homicide Since 2012


SAN FRANCISCO—Two men were murdered in Livermore following a shooting on Sunday, March 1 Sunday in the San Francisco suburb.

Following the attack, a male suspect was arrested on suspicion of homicide. Livermore police say that one of the shooting victims died at the scene. The other victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead later that afternoon.

A K9 police dog attacked the suspect, leaving him with non-lethal injuries.

No information regarding the identity of the victim’s has been released to the public.

The alleged shooter has been identified by Livermore police as James Wears, 28, a Livermore resident. Wears reportedly struggled with police during his arrest and was bitten by a police dog as a result. His injuries were not considered serious.

The suspect had a prior association with the victims and allegedly killed them during a fight. A motive for the double homicide has not been released.

Sunday’s shooting marks the first killing in the region in over two years.