At around 10:00 am Monday, Pittsburg Officers responded to the 1500 block of Willow Pass Road in regards to a shooting.
While officers were responding, they were notified that the suspect, 39-year-old Jason Posey of Bay Point, was attempting to leave the location. But, before he could flee, officers found Posey in his car and arrested him.
Police also located a man who had been shot several times in his upper torso. He was rushed to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where he later died.
During the investigation, it was learned that Posey and the victim had known each other for some time. Just prior to the shooting, the man arrived at the location to confront Posey regarding a dispute. They argued for several minutes before Posey retrieved a handgun and fired it at the man several times. Posey’s attempt to flee the scene was thwarted, in part, by witnesses who intervened and blocked his path until our officers arrived.
The Pittsburg Police Department’s Investigations Division responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Detectives are currently contacting witnesses and obtaining statements from those involved. Additional information is not available at this time. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notifications.
This is the city of Pittsburg’s fourth homicide of the year.
Information provided by Pittsburg Police