Update: Pittsburg Police Say Juvenile Identified in Connection with Atlantic Ave Fatal Shooting

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The Pittsburg Police Department said Tuesday that a juvenile, who is still outstanding, has been identified in connection with the Sept. 17 fatal shooting on Atlantic Avenue in the City of Pittsburg.

Last Thursday morning, shortly before 3:00 am, Pittsburg officers responded to the report of a shooting on the 300 block of Atlantic Ave.  When the officers arrived, two victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man and woman, both Pittsburg residents and in their early 20’s were found to have life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information revealed that while walking through the parking lot, a vehicle approached the victims.  A man got out of the vehicle and began to argue with the male victim.  After a brief argument, the suspect shot both victims and fled on foot.

The male victim was later identified as Isiah Legaspi (20 years old out of Pittsburg). The suspect vehicle fled the scene in the opposite direction. Both victims were transported to an area hospital where the man later died and the woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

The Investigations Division responded to the scene and along with CSI personnel took over the investigation.  During the investigation detectives were able to locate video surveillance of the incident along with detailed information on the suspect vehicle. Detectives later authored and served a Search Warrant for a residence within the Cornerstone Apartment Complex.  During the service of the Search Warrant several subjects believed to be involved in the incident were contacted.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify an outstanding male juvenile whom is believed to be involved in the shooting. A Ramey Warrant for this subject has been issued. At this time the juvenile’s identification will not be released .

Police say this continues to be a very active investigation and updates will be provided when they are available.

The Pittsburg Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance and asks anyone with additional information to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department Tip-Line at 925-252-4040.

This is the city’s 3rd Homicide for 2020.