Pittsburg: Suspect recognized in Sept. 17 murder – East Bay Instances
PITTSBURG – A suspect has been identified in a shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured in Pittsburg last week, police said.
Police did not release the suspect’s name because he is a juvenile. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The shooting was reported on the 300 block of Atlantic Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. on Sept. 17.
Police said an initial investigation revealed the victims had been walking through a parking lot when they were approached by a vehicle. A male suspect got out of the vehicle, began arguing with the male victim and allegedly shot both victims. The suspect then left the scene on foot and the vehicle drove off in the opposite direction.
The victims were taken to a hospital, where the male later died, marking the city’s third homicide of the year. He was identified by police as Isiah Legaspi, 20, of Pittsburg. The female victim was treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening and released.
Detectives located video footage of the shooting and obtained a detailed description of the vehicle, police said. A search warrant was later served at the Cornerstone apartment complex, where police said they contacted several people believed to be involved in the shooting.
“During the investigation, detectives were able to identify an outstanding male juvenile whom is believed to be involved in the shooting,” police said. “This continues to be a very active investigation and updates will be provided when they are available.”
Anyone with information about the case can contact the Pittsburg Police Department tip line at 925-252-4040.