Devin Williams, Jr.

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Service Record

Stockton California Police Department

Rank Trainee
Dates of Service January 2020 - 2021.[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Alameda County California Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service Hired September 7, 2021.[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2022 Shooting Deaths of Benison and Maria Tran

Devin Williams, Jr. booking photo
Devin Williams, Jr.

On September 7, 2022, police were called on a report of an intruder with a gun. Responding officers found the Trans had been shot and killed. Witnesses identified the shooter as Williams, who had left the scene.[1][3]

Williams, who was off-duty, discarded the weapon, which was his duty firearm.[2][1]

Response Timeline

On September 7, 2022, Williams turned himself in.[1][4][5]

Williams was arrested for suspicion of double homicide and potential special circumstances that could make him eligible for the death penalty.[2]

On December 12, 2022, Williams pleaded not guilty.[6]

On July 25, 2023, the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) temporarily suspended Williams' certification during the criminal investigation and for "egregious or repeated acts that violate the law".[7]

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