Suspect in girlfriend’s murder kills himself in Northern California jail hours after arrest, authorities say
A man suspected of being involved in a deadly weekend home invasion in San Francisco’s Excelsior district has killed himself in a Northern California jail hours after his arrest, authorities said early Monday.
“It is with a heavy hearts that the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office announce the passing of 35-year-old Ricardo Gomez-Chavez,” the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District Twitter account stated.
Gomez-Chavez was booked on murder charges following the Wednesday shooting death of 38-year-old Tiffany Miller.
The suspect is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Authorities said Gomez-Chavez killed Miller after she was shot and left partially paralyzed on the front porch of the house in the 1700 block of San Pablo Avenue.
Miller’s father, Frank Miller, told CBS affiliate KPIX that his daughter was a “beautiful, smart” woman and that he was devastated to hear of her death.
“My daughter is like a beautiful flower in this neighborhood,” Miller told CBS affiliate KSIS-TV. “She’s not what’s being portrayed in the media. She’s wonderful.”
Neighbors told CBS affiliate KGO-TV that Miller was “great” and “loved by all” since her family moved into the house two years ago.
The suspect is described as a 5-foot-4, 170-pound man with a “dreadlocked” hair and brown eyes.
According to officers at the scene, Miller was shot by Gomez-Chavez as he was carrying out his attack.
Gomez-Chavez then took the victim’s cellphone and drove away, but didn’t take his shoes.
Minutes later, officers found Miller’s body and called paramedics for