Raymond ‘Zino’ Weber, older brother of rapper Marcus Weber, known as Uzzy Marcus, charged with two counts of first-degree murder
Raymond, 29, is accused of killing two women inside Vacaville, California, apt on Saturday morning and ‘sharing gruesome livestream of their dead bodies’
Police arrived at the apt complex after being alerted by a woman who said she saw Weber in livestream video sitting next to women’s bodies
Names of victims have not been released but Savannah Theberge’s mother fears she is one of the victims based on the tattoos on the body
She told a TV station her 26-year-old daughter, amother-of-one told her that she and Weber had recently become engaged
In the video, Weber is seen brandishing a gun while crouching beside a woman’s body, and accusing the victims of setting him u
Weber also says in the video: ‘Uzzy Macus wanna have me killed’
After eight-hour standoff with police, Weber was tased and arrested
Uzzy Weber is in county jail on counts of endangering the life or health of a child and possession of a firearm by a felon
Raymond and Marcus Weber’s young brother, Antoine was 16 when he shot and killed Raymond’s girlfriend in 2014
Police in Solano County, California Saturday arrested the brother of up-and-coming rapper Uzzy Marcus following an eight-hour standoff with police SWAT team. Raymond ‘Zino’ Weber and charged with murdering two women, whose lifeless bodies were captured in an Instagram Live video.
Zino Weber, 29, was taken into custody by police in Vacaville at around 8.30am on Saturday and was then booked into the County Jail on two counts of first-degree murder and multiple other felonies, including domestic assault.
Weber, who goes by the nickname ‘Zino,’ is the brother of local rapper Uzzy Marcus, 25, whose real name is Marcus Weber.
Raymond Weber was seen on Instagram Live smoking a cigarette next to the bodies of two women on Saturday.
In the video, Weber brandishes and gun, and ‘accuses his rapper brother of trying to kill him’ and the female victims of ‘setting him up’. Marcus Weber himself is currently being held in the Sacramento County Jail without bail in connection to an unrelated case, accused of endangering the life or health of a child and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The incident in Vacaville began unfolding at around 12.42am on Saturday, when police responded to a call of a welfare check at the Rocky Hill Veterans Apartments located at 582 Rocky Hill Road.
A woman called to report a man, later identified as Raymond Weber, was inside an apartment and possibly armed. She said the suspect had livestreamed himself on Instagram brandishing a gun while crouching next to two women lying motionless on the floor.
In the chilling video, Weber is seen pointing a gun into the camera while smoking a cigarette. At one point, he lifts a woman’s hand and says: ‘that b**** tried to set me up. That’s what she did.’
He then accuses his younger brother and others of trying to have him killed, but he does not elaborate.
Police responded to the apartment building at 582 Rocky Hill Road in Vacaville, California, early Saturday to perform a welfare check.
After an eight-hour standoff with Weber, SWAT team members used flash bang grenades to get inside the apartment.
In the livestream Raymond Webber could be heard saying ‘Uzzy Marcus wanna have me killed,’ he says while waving his gun.
Later in the video, Weber turns off the light in the room and pretends to fire his gun.
‘There’s police everywhere,’ he whispers. ‘This gonna be the last time ya’ll see me. Any minute they’re gonna kick this door down. They’re all outside.’
Officers learned Weber, from Santa Rosa, was wanted for an outstanding warrant for various felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon.
Police who responded to the scene found the suspect had barricaded himself inside the apartment, prompting the activation of the SWAT team.
Police negotiators were also dispatched to the scene and tried to convince Weber to surrender, but to no avail.
Out of an abundance of caution, the other units in the apartment building were evacuated as police used ‘distraction devices and chemical agents’ to force Weber out of the unit.
Some eight hours later, police entered the apartment and found Weber hiding inside. After a brief struggle, during which the 29-year-old was tased, he was taken into custody.
Police discovered two women dead inside the apartment. They have not been identified pending next-of-kin notifications.
However, the mother of 26-year-old Savannah Theberge said that after she watched the live-streamed video she believed her daughter was one of the two victims.
She told CBS13 she fears it’s her daughter’s based on one of the woman’s features and distinctive tattoos.
The woman told us she and Savannah last spoke last week. She said Savannah told her that she and Weber had recently become engaged and were going to visit California.
Those who live at the complex didn’t know Weber well.
“It was never anything eerie or creepy or anything like that. It was just pretty much, ‘Hey,’ and that was it. You know, I had seen him a couple of times. But I guess he does not live here,” Gardner said.
The frightened mother told CBS13 that Savannah has a 4-year-old son and was working for FedEx in Utah.
Rymond Weber remained jailed without bond on Monday. He is due back in court on Tuesday.
The suspect has a lengthy criminal history.
In 2014, he was said to be present when anotger brother Antoine, then 16, shot and killed Weber’s 19-year-old girlfriend, Nicole Duarte, reported ABC10.
Antoine Weber later pled no contest to voluntary manslaughter and was sent to state prison, where he will be eligible for parole in 2028.
The best kown of the trio, rapper Uzzy Marcus, released his debut album, Mafia Reputation, in 2017, followed by the album Project 42K in 2019, and his third album, titled Friendly Gang Fire, last year.
He has collaborated with rappers Mozzy and Celly Ru.
His title track 42K has been played on Spotify more than 177,000 times.