A man suspected of killing two people and wounding a third at a Vacaville apartment complex last month was booked into Solano County Jail late Sunday night on murder and attempted murder charges. Richard Ruben Calkins, 18, is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Tuesday afternoon in Solano County Superior Court. He was transferred to the jail from a hospital where he was being
treated for a head injury he suffered when he fell on the steps of the Vacaville police station after being shot with a Taser shortly after the Nov. 16 shootings. Two victims, Richard Marcham Perez, 20, and Cameron Scott Silva, 21, both of Vacaville, were found dead of gunshot wounds inside an apartment in the 500 block of William Street at about 1:50 a.m. on Nov. 16, Lt. Randy Weaver said. The third victim, Sarah Jane Berkheimer, 21, of Vacaville, was found on the street outside the apartment. She also suffered gunshot wounds and was treated at UC Davis Medical Center and later released. After the shootings, Calkins showed up at the Police Department at 660 Merchant St., a few blocks away, and smashed windows inside the lobby. He was stunned with a Taser gun and taken into custody after he allegedly refused to cooperate with officers, according to police. Calkins’ girlfriend, Nicole Ozment, 19, and the couple’s 7-month-old child were in the apartment at the time of the shootings, Vacaville police said. Ozment was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, possession of marijuana and maintaining a residence for drug use. Police are still investigating the case and have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.
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