Pittsburg Police Identify Homicide Suspect, Seek Public’s Help in Whereabouts

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The Pittsburg Police Department have identified Larry Daryl Neal Jr., a 19 year old Antioch resident, as the shooter in a homicide that occurred Wednesday outside Baskin-Robbins at Century Plaza.

Neal is considered armed and dangerous and investigators have secured a warrant for his arrest related to this homicide.  At this time the victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to family members.

The shooting occurred at 3:00 pm Wednesday where Officers arrived on scene they located a 43 year-old male suffering  from several gunshot wounds.  Pittsburg Police Officers immediately begin performing CPR on the victim for life saving efforts.

The victim, a resident of Bethel Island, was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center and succumbed to his injuries.

The Investigations Division responded to the scene and took over the investigation.  Based on initial information, it appears the victim and suspect knew each other. Detectives are currently contacting witnesses and obtaining additional statements.

Police said Detectives were able to quickly identify Neal as the suspect in this case due to overwhelming cooperation by the community throughout the investigation.

This is the sixth homicide in Pittsburg during 2017.

The Pittsburg Police Department asks anyone with additional information, or has knowledge of Neal’s whereabouts to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department Tip-Line at 925-252-4040 or Dispatch at 925-646-2441.

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  1. I knew the man who was killed, personally. He was like a brother to me and my brother and sisters. We knew him from when we were in grade school. He was a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan in the Army. He also worked as a steel worker on the new Bay Bridge. He was a loving father, brother, uncle, and son.

    I don’t know anything else about this killing other than what this news source has shared. I hope East County Today follows up on this story to help catch the killer. No one deserves to die this way.

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