After an all-points-bulletin and manhunt Friday afternoon and evening, sheriff's deputies in Douglas County, Nevada arrested 43-year-old murder suspect Stefon Jefferson at 11 p.m.
Jefferson's vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Corolla with license plate 7WVY390, was spotted by authorities in South Lake Tahoe at 9:45 p.m. As Fox Reno reports, Jefferson gave chase and fled across county lines into Douglas County at high speed, at which point the sheriff's department there took over the chase. Jefferson subsequently "continued without regard for public safety at dangerous speeds over Hwy 207" and then exchanged fire with officers, shooting one in the hand. He was arrested on charges of attempted murder of a police officer, as well as suspicion of at least two murders, one in Oakland and one in San Francisco.
The chase ended after Jefferson's vehicle crashed in the vicinity of Gardnerville, Nevada, in the valley southeast of Lake Tahoe on Highway 207.
Jefferson's alleged killing spree began with the shooting of 57-year-old Marcus Jackson near the intersection of 41st and Market streets in Oakland 10:15 a.m. Friday. NBC Bay Area identified Jackson as Jefferson's cousin, and neighbors tell the station the killing was over a "family disagreement."
Person sought by #SFPD in connection with Bayview district homicide on 2600 block of Arelious Walker Drive this afternoon is 43 y.o. Stefon Jefferson. May be driving black, 4 door Toyota Corolla, lic. plate CA7WVY390. Do not approach- call 911. pic.twitter.com/vwCk2aytpg— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) April 27, 2019
Jefferson then is believed to have driven to San Francisco in the Corolla, where police say he shot 49-year-old Laron Davis on the 2600 block of Arelious Walker Drive in the Bayview. According to the East Bay Times, the killing of Davis happened at 1:27 p.m. This is San Francisco's 11th homicide of 2019, assuming that this case from two weeks ago continues to be investigated as a homicide.
A third murder on Friday, in which a man was shot in the head in People's Park in Berkeley just before 3 p.m., is also being investigated as possibly being the work of Jefferson, as KTVU reports. The timeline would put Jefferson back across the bridge Friday afternoon, from where he would have gotten on I-80 eastbound toward Tahoe.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is expected to give a news conference Saturday. It's unclear whether Jefferson will continue to be held in Nevada or immediately transported back to the Bay Area.
Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Office