Three Suspects Arrested in Bay Point Homicide

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Contra Costa Sheriff

Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff have arrested several suspects in connection with a homicide that occurred Sunday night in Bay Point. The arrests include:

  • Melquiades Garza, 33 years old, Bay Point resident.  He was arrested and booked for murder. Bail is set at $1.5 million.
  • Miguel Alejo Rico, 26 years old, Bay Point resident. He was arrested and booked for conspiracy, being an accessory and a drug violation. Bail is set at $1,505,000.
  • Gerardo Hinojosa, 25 years old, Bay Point resident.  He was arrested and booked for conspiracy, being an accessory and receiving stolen property. Bail is set at $1,520,000.

All three are being held at the Martinez Detention Facility.

On Sunday at about 11 PM, Deputy Sheriffs were initially dispatched to a report of an “unknown problem” on the first block of Mountain View Avenue in Bay Point. Minutes later,  Sheriff’s Office dispatch was notified that there was a shooting at the location. Deputies arrived finding two shooting victims. A 25-year-old woman and a man. The woman was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and is said to be in stable condition; the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Coroner’s Division is still trying to establish his identity.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, please email: [email protected] or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.


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  1. The person who committed the murder has a smaller bail amount then the other two.

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