A suspect in a September double murder in Oakland apparently shot and killed himself inside a Stockton home this morning as a SWAT team prepared to enter the home and arrest him, authorities said. Damon Joseph Ferreira, 34, was wanted in connection with the murders of Damon Wessel, 48, and Michael Caldwell, 44, both Oakland residents, on Sept. 23.Wessel and Caldwell were found dead in the 4000 block of Canon Avenue in Oakland at about 8:30 p.m. after police responded to reports of gunshots in the area. A third man was wounded in the shooting and was taken to a hospital. During the investigation, police developed information that Ferreira may be in Stockton. This morning, Oakland police and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office set out to serve several search warrants in the Stockton area. One was at a home in the 2000 block of Report Avenue in Stockton. When the sheriff’s SWAT team surrounded the home shortly after 7 a.m., they heard what appeared to be a gunshot from inside the residence, sheriff’s Deputy Dave Konecny said. They eventually entered the home and found Ferreira dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Konecny said. Ferreira, also known as Damon Joseph Keen, was on parole for carjacking, Oakland police spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said. He was known to frequent the cities of Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore and Tracy, police said. He had recently been featured on “Fugitive Watch,” Thomason today said it appears Ferreira and the murder victims were acquainted, but he did not disclose a possible motive for the killings. He said police are not seeking any additional suspects in the double murder.
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