STOCKTON (CBS13) — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s department confirmed that a suspect was arrested in connection with a Stockton homicide that happened last week after a standoff at a La Quinta Inn Tuesday.
According to Sacramento station CBS13, the Sheriff’s office confirmed 32-year-old Alejandro Ruvacalba was arrested at the motel.
Ruvalcalba is a suspect in a fatal shooting that killed 42-year-old Anthony Quismondo last Wednesday evening on the 2600 block of E. Waterloo Road. The victim was reportedly selling shoes when Ruvacalba tried to rob him and shot him.
Earlier Tuesday, another person was taken into police custody at a hotel in Stockton where, police say, a dangerous situation was unfolding. It is not clear how that man is connected to the unfolding situation.
Sheriff’s spokesperson Andrea Lopez said Ruvacalba had a woman in the hotel room and let her go at some point. The relationship between him and the woman is unclear at this time.
Lopez said hostage negotiators responded to the scene and worked to contact the suspect while he was inside the La Quinta Inn on West March Lane.
A SWAT team also responded to the scene.
No injuries were reported in the incident Tuesday. Lopez said the sheriff’s office is very glad to have Ruvacalba in custody after searching for him around the clock since July 3.
On July 4, deputies said Ruvacalba was involved in a crash near the intersection of Keyes and Berkeley roads, north of Turlock. He was believed to be carrying a handgun and escaped the scene before deputies could make contact with him.
Guests at the La Quinta Inn were evacuated during the incident. It is unclear when they will be allowed back into their rooms.