The brother of Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly stabbed their parents, killing their mother and severely injuring their father.
Yihong Peng was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently in the Orange County Jail and is being held on $1 million bail.
Police responded to an incident on Friday night at the family’s home in San Juan Capistrano after a neighbor reported seeing Yihong Peng on the street with a knife.
The O.C. Sheriff’s Department says, “Deputies arrived to the scene within one minute and located two victims, both with stab wounds, and observed the suspect attempting to flee the scene. Following a short pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A knife was recovered at the scene.”
Yihong Peng is expected to appear in court on Monday morning.
Doublelift is one of the most popular League of Legends players in North America, playing for Team Liquid. He tweeted about the tragic incident on Sunday night, writing:
This weekend I received some terrible news. My older brother attacked both of my parents with a knife. As a result of this attack, my mom passed away and my dad was seriously hurt and is now recovering in hospital.
I’m still processing this news and joining up with my dad and little brother to make sure they’re ok and the proper arrangements are being made. I’ll likely be quiet on social media while I work through this. I hope you all understand and support me as you always have in the past.