Marvin Francell Williams, 32, was taken into custody in Hesperia, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a Thursday press release.
Williams was transported by law enforcement to Los Angeles, where a murder without bail was held, according to the LAPD.
On Tuesday, the LAPD announced that detectives were looking for Williams for the murders of Nadia Campbell, 35, of Hollywood, and Ajani Patridge, 40, of Los Angeles, who were shot at around 11:15 p.m. on June 16 in the 6100 block. from Carloslaan.
On Wednesday, members of an LAPD/FBI Fugitive Task Force found “suspect Marvin Francell Williams at a location on the 13700 block of Adams Street, in the Oak Hills Area of Hesperia,” according to an LAPD statement. “Task force officers have contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force and informed them of Williams’ location,” the LAPD said. “The SBCSD Fugitive Task Force has been monitoring the site pending the arrival of the LAPD/FBI Fugitive Task Force.”
At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Williams exited the location and got into the rear passenger compartment of a vehicle, the LAPD said.
The vehicle left the location and was stopped by the Fugitive Task Force. Williams was taken into custody without incident, authorities said.
Agents from the LAPD and the Fugitive Task Force arrived at the scene and took custody of Williams, who was then transported to the LAPD’s Olympic Division and given a murder warrant.
Investigators said the woman’s children were near the crime scene at the time of the shooting.
“Nadia’s three young children were in a nearby vehicle when the murders took place,” the LAPD said in a statement. “The suspect was in a relationship with Campbell and this crime involved domestic violence.”
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470 or (877) LAPD-247.
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