SAN RAMON (CBS SF) – Police in San Ramon have located and arrested a homicide suspect Tuesday evening after the suspect was spotted by an alert citizen, according to authorities.

San Ramon police tweeted about the arrest shortly before 8 p.m. The suspect was detained without incident.

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Police had earlier issued a shelter-in-place order Tuesday afternoon as officers searched for the homicide suspect after he ditched his vehicle in a residential neighborhood.

Shortly after 2 p.m., San Ramon Police tweeted that they were searching for the suspect on Bollinger Canyon Road between Briar Oaks Drive and North Monarch Road after fleeing from officers.

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Police said the suspect was involved in a short vehicle pursuit. When officers briefly sight of the vehicle, the suspect pulled into the neighborhood on foot. According to KPIX 5 photographer Brian Yuen, the vehicle had Florida plates and the driver left behind several items, including a phone.

An officer searches a vehicle connected to the search for a murder suspect in a San Ramon neighborhood on August 17, 2021. (Brian Yuen / CBS)

An officer searches a vehicle connected to the search for a murder suspect in a San Ramon neighborhood on August 17, 2021. (Brian Yuen / CBS)

The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Reynaldo John Sanchez, who is wanted in a murder case out of Florida. Authorities said Sanchez was last seen wearing a red shirt.

Reynaldo John Sanchez. (San Ramon Police Department)

Reynaldo John Sanchez. (San Ramon Police Department)

No additional details about the homicide case were immediately available.

The shelter-in-place prompted nearby Gayle Ranch Middle School to delay dismissal of students.

Around 5:45 p.m. police said they were no longer requesting residents to stay within their homes. Officers said they would remain in the area to continue their search for the suspect.

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Anyone with information about the case or who may know the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact the San Ramon Police Department’s communication center at 925-973-2779.