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'I Came Face to Face With the Killer Today' Man Wanted For Double-Murder in Alamance County Has Been Arrested, Deputies Say

Deputies say Justin Lynn Ramirez shot and killed two men in a Graham home Monday night.

GRAHAM, N.C. — Alamance County Sheriff's Office says a man wanted in a double-murder was apprehended by the Asheboro Police Department. 

Deputies say 31-year-old Justin Lynn Ramirez was taken back to Alamance County Sheriff's Office for questioning. They say Ramirez is suspected of shooting and killing two people at a home on Payne Road in Graham on Monday night.

The victims have been identified as Steven Bryant Somers and Jerry Darrell Williamson. Deputies are investigating whether or not the victims had ties to Ramirez. The Sheriff's Office will be holding a news conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. with more details. 

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Asheboro Police Officers arrested Ramirez at this gas station when they found the stolen pickup truck he was driving.

Asheboro Police say they got word that Ramirez had a relative who lived in Asheboro, and may be in the area. Police say they found Ramirez in a stolen pickup truck at a gas station on W. Dixie Drive Tuesday morning.

It's called Byrd BP gas station. 

"I came face to face with the killer today."

Clerk Teresa said she came face-to-face with the alleged killer seconds before he was suddenly closed in on, and arrested. 

"This man come in {now identified as murder suspect Ramirez} and he wanted a pack of cigarettes and gas," Byrd said. "So I counted his money it was $2.41 and set his pump and then he went on out."

Byrd said next thing she knew, he was getting arrested.

"I looked out the door and the police had a gun drawn on this man and so they made him get on the ground."

Byrd says he was wearing a bandana, but wasn't acting suspicious.

"He was nice, polite, he thanked me and I mean nothing suspicious about him."

She had no way of knowing he murdered two people hours earlier. 

"Very eerie, very very eerie what could he have done to me if no one else had been in the store."

Police say as he was walking out of the store toward the gas pump, an officer pulled out his gun and ordered Ramirez to get on the ground. Ramirez complied and was taken into custody without incident.



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