Standoff ends, murder suspect arrested

April 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A fatal shooting locked down an entire community Monday night in Contra Costa County. The shooting happened in front of a 7-Eleven on Gentrytown Road, around dinnertime. Officers then descended on a nearby residential neighborhood, trying to corner a killer.

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From what police can tell so far, this incident appears to be a cold-blooded killing that happened in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven. Police say the suspect walked up to a man on a motorcycle, shot him several times, and stood over him and shot him dead. It all happened around 6 p.m. and in front of several witnesses who helped lead police to the suspect.

Residents were quickly evacuated from the neighborhood where police say the suspect was holed up in his home.

Just two blocks away at the 7-Eleven at Gentrytown and Buchanan Road, police say the 42-year-old suspect shot the victim several times as he was pulling away on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Several witnesses saw the vehicle the suspect was driving and followed him to his home.

That's when Antioch police flooded the neighborhood and surrounded him on Encina Court. Police say family members were also inside the home -- a boy, a girl, and their mother.

Friends say the 46-year-old victim was a member of the Made Men Motorcycle Club and a mentor in the program for at-risk youth.

Around 8 p.m. Monday night, after a one-and-a-half-hour standoff in his home, the suspect walked out on his own and surrendered. The motive is still unknown, but police say the victim was not robbed.

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