The Concord Police Department reported late Saturday that a 27-year-old murder suspect they were searching for was located after being transported to a hospital after a vehicle crash.
The shooting murder occurred just before 2:00 am Saturday morning when the Concord Police Department received a report of a shooting in front of the Nica Lounge located at 1907 Salvio St in Concord.
Officers arrived within minutes of the initial report and found a 43 year old man on the ground. Lifesaving efforts were attempted but he died at the scene of an apparent gunshot wound. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Witnesses provided information about a suspect, later determined to be a 27-year-old man.
Multiple witnesses were interviewed and he was identified as the shooter. Since this investigation is still active and other witnesses may be interviewed, the suspect’s name is not being released at this time.
The investigation led the Concord Police Department to the City of Oakley where we believed the suspect to live. Based on the severity of the crime, the Concord Police SWAT Team was activated and served a high-risk search warrant in the 1900 block of Teresa Ln in Oakley. The suspect was not found at this residence.
Police thanked the Oakley Police Department for providing assistance to their officers during this event and even issued a shelter in place order.
Later in the day, Concord Police received information for the California Highway Patrol that the suspect was involved in a single vehicle collision and taken to a hospital for treatment. He was placed under arrest and due to his medical status remained in the hospital. Due to security and privacy concerns, the name and location of the hospital is being withheld.
Although the Concord Police Department did not release details, the crash is believed to have occurred on I-5.
The Concord Police Department would like to thank the citizens who called the police and helped with the investigation the led to the successful identification and arrest of the suspect. We will provide more information in a news release as information becomes available.
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Greg Mahan at (925) 603-5817 or the Anonymous Tip Line at (925) 603-5836.