On Tuesday, the Walnut Creek Police Department made an arrest in the homicide of a man found attacked in Civic Park on May 10, 2021.
On May 11, 2021, the Walnut Creek Police Department learned the victim in this case died from his injuries sustained during the assault. The victim’s name has not been released yet as the Contra Costa County Coroner’s office is still trying to reach family members.
With the help of a witness, investigators identified the suspect as Mark Banducci (Date of Birth 7/17/57). Once Banducci was identified, plain clothes officers began checking the area and located him walking on Contra Costa Boulevard near Crescent Drive in Pleasant Hill. Uniformed Officers from Walnut Creek Police Department responded and took Banducci into custody.
Banducci was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for Murder, CA Penal Code 187, and is currently held on $1 million bail. If anyone has information regarding this incident please call Detective Gerstner at 925-256-3578.
Please direct all press inquiries to Lieutenant Jeff Slater at 925-256-3581 ([email protected]).