Update: Victim Identified in Discovery Bay Homicide, Suspect Vehicle Photo Released


Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff continue to investigate a homicide that occurred in Discovery Bay early Sunday morning.

The victim is identified as 48-year-old Bradley MacHugh of Discovery Bay. The autopsy was completed earlier today. The cause of death is listed as multiple gunshot wounds.

On Sunday morning at about 12:43, Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of a shooting near Keats Ct. in Discovery Bay. While Deputies were on the way, another caller stated a man was shot and laying on the street on the 1700 block of Wilde Drive. The victim, Bradley MacHugh, was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives say MacHugh was involved in a verbal altercation with occupants in two vehicles over reckless driving. It later became physical. A weapon was produced by an unknown suspect who shot MacHugh.

Two vehicles are believed to be involved in this shooting. One is a Mitsubishi Eclipse, red in color, with a spoiler and loud exhaust. It may also have a sun-roof. The second vehicle is described as a Ford Mustang, matte grey in color, with dark colored rims. The model year of the Mustang is possibly 2008.

Both vehicles were filled with occupants, males and one female, who were described as either Hispanic or Asian. They are wanted for questioning.

Anyone with any information on this case or who may have been in the vehicles is asked to contact the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division at (925) 404-4200.

For any tips, please email: [email protected] or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

Information provided by Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office