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Oceanside murder suspect arrested in St. Louis

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Dontaye & Tamara Henderson Dontaye & Tamara Henderson
Dontaye Henderson Dontaye Henderson
Consuelo Ramirez Consuelo Ramirez

OCEANSIDE (CBS 8) - Dontaye Henderson has been arrested at a bus terminal in St. Louis, Missouri Tuesday, according to the Oceanside Police Department. Henderson has been identified as the suspect in his wife's murder.

Oceanside police tracked Henderson as he traveled to St. Louis via a Greyhound bus. OPD worked with the St. Louis Police Department to coordinate the arrest, which was made without incident. Henderson is now awaiting extradition to Oceanside, where he will face kidnapping and murder charges.

The kidnapping charge was added, after Henderson allegedly forced Consuelo Ramirez to drive him out of the county.

This is a Breaking News Alert. The previous story is below.

OCEANSIDE (CBS 8) -  It's the first murder for the new year, according to Oceanside Police.

"It came out as a medical aide," said Oceanside Police Lt. Leonard Mata. "When the fire department arrived and found they had a shooting victim they called police right away."

25-year-old Tamara Henderson, according to police, was shot and killed inside her Oceanside Apartment in the 2300 block of Paseo De Laura; her 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter were inside the apartment at the time.

Police tell News 8 the person responsible for calling 911 for help is also the same person suspected in her death, her husband 28-year-old Dontaye Henderson.

"They told us that there is someone hiding in the hotel that has shot and killed somebody," explains Inez Gutierrez, a guest at the nearby Extended Stay America Hotel.

Police evacuated guests of the hotel and surrounded it with assault rifles and binoculars shortly after the 11:15a.m., keeping a close eye on the building they thought Henderson may have slipped into.

"I walked out of room and there are two cops down the hall with their pistols drawn," describes hotel guest Ken Ideiting.

In the end Henderson was not inside the hotel and now Police believe he could be with 24 year-old Consuelo Ramirez.  It's also believed they could be driving in her green Toyota Corolla with California License plates 3-V-B-V-7-4-4.

Henderson is considered armed and dangerous and anyone who comes across him should call 911 or the Oceanside Police Dispatch on 760-435-4911.

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