Union City Shooting Suspects Identified as Matthew Dorthick and Lizzette Chann

Authorities have identified the two individuals suspected of shooting an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy in Union City last month. The suspects have been named as Matthew Dorthick, 56, and Lizzette Chann, 54, both residents of Union City. Tragically, both Dorthick and Chann were found dead hours after the shooting, with evidence suggesting a murder-suicide, according to the Union City Police Department.

The incident occurred on January 24 when the deputy was serving an eviction notice at a business located at 33370 Dowe Ave. The deputy sustained a gunshot wound to his arm and underwent immediate surgery. An update on his condition is currently unavailable.

Following the shooting, authorities obtained search warrants for the business premises. After numerous attempts to contact Dorthick and Chann, a SWAT team entered the location and discovered both individuals deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Union City Police Department stated that their detectives believe Dorthick and Chann were responsible for the shooting, with no other suspects or victims found inside the premises.

The business, situated in an industrial area, had been partially converted into a living space, as revealed by the police. In an interview, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office disclosed that the eviction process for the tenants had commenced in November, with a legal notice posted on January 14.

Author: CrimeDoor

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