On Wednesday, the Pittsburg Police Department announced the arrest of two men in a December 2020 homicide in which the body of Malik Pittman was located by the Monterey County Sheriffs Office.
They announced the arrest of Shane Loudon, 20 of Concord, and Steven Falkenstine, 22 of Walnut Creek,
Here was the release:
On December 30, 2020, Pittsburg officers began the investigation of a missing person under suspicious circumstances. The missing subject was identified as Malik Pittman (19 years old and resident of Pittsburg). During the investigation, officers found Malik went missing in the early evening hours of December 29, 2020. During that event Malik was seated inside a vehicle parked in the 400 block of East Santa Fe Avenue. While he was seated in the vehicle, several gunshots were heard coming from inside the vehicle. After the gunshots, this vehicle fled the area with Malik still inside. On the morning of December 31, 2020, the Pittsburg Police Department was notified by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office they had located Malik’s deceased body, within the city of Salinas, CA. Additional information revealed Malik suffered from several gunshot wounds to the torso.
The Pittsburg Police Department Investigations Division was notified and detectives took over the investigation. Over the past six months, detectives continued to aggressively follow-up on this case.
It was determine Malik had made arrangements to meet two men. One of the men has been identified as 20 year-old Shane Loudon of Concord, and the other as 22 year-old Steven Falkenstine of Walnut Creek, both of whom have some gang affiliation. Malik made arrangements to meet the two men on East Santa Fe Avenue near Harbor Street. It is unknown the relationship between the three men, or what the purpose was for the meeting. Both Loudon and Falkenstine arrived at the location and Malik got into the backseat of Falkenstine’s car. Shortly after Malik got into the car, he was shot. The two men then drove away with Malik in the backseat of the car. Malik’s body was located the next morning on a remote Road in Monterey County.
Monday, members of the Pittsburg Police Department tactical team, along with detectives, served search and arrest warrants at both Loudon’s and Falkenstine’s houses in the city of Concord and Walnut Creek. Both men were arrested and have been booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Today this investigation was presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, and the charges of Homicide with a firearm and gang enhancements were filed on both Loudon and Falkenstine. Both men remain in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on a $3,000,000 bail.
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