Suspect in 5 Texas Killings Arrested in N.Y.

Authorities say that Paul Devoe, 43, may be behind five weekend homicides.

ByABC News
January 8, 2009, 1:25 AM

Aug. 27, 2007 — -- A man suspected of killing five people in Texas since Friday was arrested today, more than 1,800 miles away in Long Island, N.Y., law enforcement sources have confirmed to ABC News.

Paul G. Devoe III, 43, was caught in Shirley, N.Y., by members of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. His arrest a manhunt that began Thursday near Austin, Texas, after he was accused of holding a gun to a woman's head. The search continued through a bloody weekend that left five people dead, including four discovered by police in the same house Sunday.

Investigators believe Devoe walked into a bar Friday night in Marble Falls, Texas, and shot and killed a bartender.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the gunman fled in a blue pickup truck later tied to Devoe.

Investigators then responded to a Jonestown, Texas, home after police received a call from a family member requesting that police check on loved ones inside the house, Travis County Sheriff's Office spokesman Roger Wade told ABC News.

Authorities found four people dead inside the home. They also found the same truck that the gunman had been seen driving from the scene of Friday night's killing, Wade said. Missing from the parking lot was a white 2001 Saturn that belonged to one of the people found dead inside the Jonestown house.

The identities and causes of death for the four people killed inside the home have not yet been released.

"The medical examiner's office is finishing up their examination of the bodies," Wade said.

The initial incident took place on Thursday night in neighboring Llano County, where, according to the sheriff's office there, Devoe is accused of holding a gun to a woman's head and firing several shots inside her home. The woman reportedly escaped.

Devoe previously has lived at various addresses on Long Island, including Mastic Beach and Brookhaven, according to public records.