(FOX40.COM) — After a multi-agency investigation and an interstate search, the suspect of a Lodi double homicide was arrested on Wednesday in Missouri, according to the Lodi Police Department.
Oscar Hernandez, 41, of Lodi has been identified as the suspect and is said to have a family connection with the two victims.
Hernandez is accused of murdering a 36-year-old man and a 49-year-old man on Monday in the 1100 block of S. Central Ave in Lodi.
Police responded to the area at around 6:32 p.m. and found the 36-year-old man dead at the scene and transported the 49-year-old to the hospital, where they later died of their injuries.
Officials suspect the double homicide was a targeted incident and is under investigation.
Upon his extradition to San Joaquin County, Hernandez will be facing murder charges. The U.S. Marshalls and the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Lodi Police Department at (209) 333-6727 or Detective Locke at (209) 642-6736 and reference Lodi PD Case #23-7171. Informants may also contact the Lodi Area Crimestoppers at (209) 369-2746 or www.369crime.com to remain anonymous.