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Elk Grove police arrest mother and son for several felony charges including attempted murder

The Elk Grove Police Department arrested a mother and son early Friday morning after a domestic violence incident involving the son and a girlfriend. 37-year-old Xiu Liu and 61-year-old Yu Weng face several felony charges including attempted murder, kidnapping, domestic violence, and drugs.

The department posted details on its Facebook page.

Following a 9-1-1 hang-up, two people have been arrested and are facing multiple charges, including attempted murder. A couple, who had been in a relationship for several years, arrived at the boyfriend’s residence around 3:30 am on Friday. A dispute between the girlfriend, who did not reside with her boyfriend, and the boyfriend’s 61-year-old mother, who lived with her son, ensued. The situation escalated when the mother slapped the girlfriend. The boyfriend then pushed the girlfriend to the ground and began to strangle her. Simultaneously, both the boyfriend and his mother threatened to harm the victim’s family if she contacted the police.

The suspect, 37-year-old Xiu Liu, forcibly moved the victim to another room against her will and continued to physically assault her. Liu then grabbed a firearm, pointed at the victim, and threatened her once again. The victim was able to call 9-1-1.

Responding officers arrived and detained both Liu and his mother, identified as Yu Weng. At one point during the investigation, Weng stated she was cold and asked if she could get a jacket. Weng allowed officers to escort her inside the residence, where officers observed a short barrel style rifle in plain view in the living room.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the house and the search led the discovery of over $135,000 in cash, 2 pounds of a suspected controlled substance, 52 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for sale, two handguns and one short-barreled rifle.

Weng was arrested on various charges including possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, criminal threats, possession of a short-barreled rifle, and preventing/dissuading a victim from reporting.

Liu was arrested on various charges including attempt murder, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, kidnapping, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of marijuana for sale.

Both were booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail and are being held without bail.

Here at EGPD, our Family Services Unit, is made of up of detectives and a permanently assigned WEAVE advocate and CPS advocate. If you need help https://www.weaveinc.org/

No one deserves to be abused. We at EGPD stand with you. You are not alone.

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