A traffic stop of a suspected drunken driver led to the arrest of a murder suspect Saturday night.
About 10 p.m. Saturday, Merced area California Highway Patrol officers Collin Lowry and Scott Woodring made a traffic stop on a suspected drunk driver on Hillside Drive in the Delhi area.
During the course of the investigation, the officers determined the driver was a suspect in a murder that had occurred in Fresno earlier in the day. CHP Officer Shane Ferriera said the suspect, Gregory Webb, 35, of Fresno, is suspected of killing his roommate, Lammone Yommaram, 22, of Fresno.
Yommaram was stabbed to death just before 6 p.m. Saturday in central Fresno. Webb was allegedly staying with the victim and his family at their apartment, according to Fresno police. The family was in the apartment Saturday when Webb jumped up and began stabbing the victim for unknown reasons, according to police.
The CHP officers also determined that Webb was driving a stolen 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, and arrested Webb for driving under the influence, a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property.
Ferriera said Webb was turned over to Fresno police detectives, where he was arrested for suspicion of murder and booked into the Fresno County Jail.
The Fresno Bee contributed to this report. Reporter Carol Reiter can be reached at (209) 385-2486 or email@example.com.