A homicide case is being investigated by police after an individual was found dead in a parking lot at a shopping center in Pleasant Hill.
According to crime statistics for Pleasant Hill, this is the first homicide incident since the year 2021.
Just before 1:15 a.m. Monday, law enforcement officials received reports of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Farrington’s Bar, one block from City Hall.
Upon arriving at the scene, police discovered the body of a 37-year-old man from Concord.
The exact reason for the incident has not been confirmed by Pleasant Hill Police, but they had to seek help from Concord Police to manage the crowd.
The victim of the homicide was identified as Oscar Laredo Arellano, 37, a resident of Concord. The footage reveals a turbulent environment at Pleasant Hill Plaza, located west of I-680 near Contra Costa Boulevard and Gregort Lane.
The video shows several individuals in an agitated state. Additionally, police cordoned off a significant portion of the mall and placed markers pointing to evidence near a sedan and the corpse that lies nearby.
After receiving notification of the incident, fire and medical services arrived at the scene.
However, police have yet to determine the exact location where the incident took place, even though the square contains more than twelve establishments, including Starbucks, Safeway and Farrington’s Bar, which is located close to where the body was discovered.
It is believed the assailant escaped the scene in a vehicle before police arrived and is still at large.
The investigation is ongoing and if anyone has any information, please contact 925-288-4600.
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