Livermore police announced the arrest of a 17-year-old murder suspect as well as the arrest of an adult relative suspected of helping him elude police.
Police officials, in an announcement posted to their Facebook page, said that the principal suspect was arrested with the assistance of Hayward police on Tuesday, April 26 at a Super 8 Motel on Foothill Boulevard in Hayward.
The juvenile suspect was arrested without incident and booked into Alameda County Juvenile Hall on one count of murder, police said.
The Livermore youth was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old female from Richmond on April 15, 2022 on Meritage Common and Collier Canyon Road in Livermore.
Police said the suspect and the victim knew one another. Police declined to give additional information about the murder and subsequent arrest because their investigation is ongoing. The circumstances surrounding her death as well as a motive are also still being determined.
Additionally, on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m., Livermore Police arrested 44-year-old Tomika Cremer of Livermore without incident during a traffic stop on North Canyons Parkway at Collier Canyon Road. Cremer is related to the suspect, according to police. She was arrested for being an accessory after the fact after it was determined Cremer helped the suspect avoid arrest knowing he was wanted for murder.