UPDATE: Concord Police Arrest Homicide Suspect at Hospital

June 18, 2017 0:35 am · 58 comments

(by Janis Mara) – A man was shot to death early Saturday morning in Concord near the Brenden Concord 14 movie theater and another man has been arrested as a homicide suspect in the killing, police said.

Around 1:50 a.m., Concord police got a report of a shooting in front of the Nica Lounge at 1907 Salvio St.

Police said officers arrived within minutes and found a 43-year-old man on the ground.

Police, fire crews and paramedics tried to save the man, but he died at the scene. His name is not being released until his family is told of his death.

Police said witnesses identified a 27-year-old man as a suspect. Officers attempted to arrest the man at his home in the 1900 block of Teresa Lane in Oakley but he was not there.

Later in the day, police learned that the suspect was in a vehicle crash and had been taken to a hospital.

Police said they arrested the suspect at the hospital. His name is not being released until officers interview other witnesses, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Greg Mahan at (925) 603-5817 or the anonymous tip line at (925) 603-5836.

PO'd June 18, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Just another incident on the way down the drain. This is the way it is from now on.
Remind me again why I want to go to downtown Concord-I can’t remember.

MoJo June 18, 2017 at 6:53 AM

Glad they caught this tool. Time to fire up the wood chipper.

Jake June 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM

Rob Natural, who often worked as a
security guard at Nica Lounge.

NO Bulletproof Vest !!!!

Johnnywoop June 18, 2017 at 8:19 AM

Crap, the wife and I were there the week prior listening to the music from the sidewalk. The security guy (who needs to have better situational awareness cuz I walked right up behind him while he had his nose buried in his phone watching the game…), he invited us to come on in and dance. We’re old, so of course it wasn’t 1:50 am, (we went to Vons Chicken across the street and were walking back to our car).

Any links to the other stories?

Be safe all!

Silva June 18, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Shooter’s father was on KTVU this am explaining that his windows were all broke , they were tear gassed inside, and his dog was shot dead, all after he told them his son wasn’t there. And yes, his son has had trouble with the law, but nothing this serious before. IDK, that’s what he said.

Ricardoh June 18, 2017 at 8:44 AM

I understand that a son or daughter can be raised in a nice home and turn out like crap anyway. Maybe just a bad seed, maybe bad parenting. What I don’t understand about the story on TV last night was how their house got trashed from a police raid. They filmed the damage but failed to say why it was done. Sort of bad reporting on channel two.

Captain obvious June 18, 2017 at 9:22 AM

When a SWAT team “raids” the house of a homicide suspect, breaking Windows is low on their priority list.

And as far as the parents telling police he wasn’t there……parents lie to police regularly about there kids. Especially parents with a kid like this that has a LONG criminal history.

Pison BLM June 18, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Another life in prison loser. Glad he got caught, 1 less loser out there.

Sara June 18, 2017 at 9:26 AM

The shooter’s dad was “livid” that his home was raided, his windows broken, his dog (who attacked the police dog) was shot. Who the F*** cares!!! Your POS son killed someone!! He took a mans life and ran away. That’s what you get when you have that kind of scum living in your house.

Schmee June 18, 2017 at 10:02 AM

No one cares about a murders house lol. Not to mention no one cares about Oakley either unless you live there.

Damn June 18, 2017 at 10:10 AM

He didn’t live there Sara, he lives out of state. Don’t know why they raided a house that he doesn’t live in

Johnnywoop June 18, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Oh dear. I just read the comment prior to mine (they were both probably being previewed before being posted). If it was the same security guy (bald head and maybe 5’9′ ish?), we talked to him the night before…

Be safe all.

Marylou Edmondson June 18, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Wasn’t Concord just bragging in the monthly flyer that the city is safer than it has ever been? I’m thinking propaganda, much.

Devils advocate June 18, 2017 at 10:39 AM

All of you shouldnt be pointing fingers in either direction. Both families are destroyed. Not just the victims. Sad society we live in now. Did anyone ever think how hard this is on either sets of families? Of coarse the shooters family would ve upset and talked about it, wouldnt you if that was done to your home? Im sorry about the dog being killed, but isnt that what all of us train our dogs to do when our homes are broken into, and unknown people come into our homes? We all train our dogs to protect us from intruders, police raids wpuld ve no different… and if it was a raid.. tthe owners of the home in oakley had no time to put the dog away im deeply saddened by this tragic situation. But if it were because the shooter was at a bar …. dont you all think this was induced by intoxication? I love how all comments on tgis website on violence is alwats talking like your a sailor and trying to trash talk the perpetrator. Yet all mostly talk about protecting themselves from all these people with guns and what not. One right doesnt correct 2 wrongs.

Ricardoh June 18, 2017 at 11:05 AM

They had the parents house and family on TV after it was raided and trashed but

Police said they arrested the suspect at the hospital. His name is not being released until officers interview other witnesses
Oh well !

Turn and burn June 18, 2017 at 11:23 AM

If the suspect wasn’t in the house, then why wouldn’t the parents let them in? Probably hiding all evidence of their low life selves. We all don’t train our dogs to protect our homes. Most people don’t train their dogs period! The dog attacked a Police K9 which is like attacking an Officer. So yes, they have every right to shoot. At Devils Advocate, so are you suggesting it’s ok to kill someone because he was drunk? Reading your post suggests you’re typing while intoxicated.

Cracky McGee June 18, 2017 at 11:37 AM

So the parents are livid their house got trashed and their dog was killed when the police were trying to capture an armed & dangerous, murder suspect assumed to be hiding in their home which just so happened to be their POS son??? NO. SYMPATHY. HERE.

anon June 18, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Concord nightlife is getting a little rough in the city’s primo, world class “destination” downtown. City Coincil might want to rethink it’s long-term planning having chosen the few blocks surrounding Todos Santos Plaza as their “jewel in the crown.”

Willis June 18, 2017 at 11:43 AM

I thought the police were at the house in a stand off situation last I heard yesterday. I would think the parents may of had time to secure the dog and leave the house to it could be searched.

local resident June 18, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Another shooting at this theater? What is going on?

beacon June 18, 2017 at 12:29 PM

I’ll continue to enjoy downtown Concord as I always have. This is the exception and far from the norm. I much prefer downtown Concord to WC. Much more family oriented and a slower paced vibe.

George June 18, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I believe this makes 3 homicides for Concord since January 1st.

Ricardoh June 18, 2017 at 12:40 PM

What happened at the house at this time seems to be up in the air I just wonder how something like that got out of control. Seems like the police could surround the house walk up to the front door and say we have a search warrant. The parents put their dogs in an enclosure and say come in. Instead the house had many broken windows,mirrors and walls. Something is not right with this picture. What really happened?

Concord preppy June 18, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Concord is full of clowns nobody ever knows the story but puts their two cents in save it for your cheating wife

George June 18, 2017 at 12:46 PM

@ Willis – Good Point! It was a stand off situation. “I would think the parents may of had time to secure the dog and leave the house to it could be searched”

Claytonpls June 18, 2017 at 1:09 PM

How can downtown concord be the setting for such violence? We just got new black street signs and lamp posts and renovated our BART station, we shouldn’t be hurting eachother in such a nice Historic downtown area. Did the shooter not see the new street signs and not know that our town does not condone the actions he took? Maybe we should change the street signs to brown like the city of clayton.

Tall & Crafty June 18, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Scores: 0 shooting incidents
G&K Sports Lounge: 0 shooting incidents
Nica: 1 shooting incident in less than 1 year of being open

G&K was owned operated by Bulgarian immigrants. Who were good people that treated their customers and employees VERY well. Concord PD would come in at least once a month and make their presence felt. They’d go behind the bar and inspect bottles with their flashlights. Walk around and ‘work hard’ on our tax dollars. G&K would have PREDOMINANTLY black crowds on the weekends. Never an incident. Ever. One Latino party had a fist fight that spilled into the street. And there was that girl riot (no exaggeration) on new years, but other than that, nothing.

As for scores…we all know. Regular run of the mill dive bar. The occasional fist fight or two, which can be expected. I myself am guilty of brawling there once…as for the racial demographics…we all know..

NICA: I’m not gonna say anything. Not because I have the time on my hands to come back later, view responses from punk liberals who suffer from a made up disease I refer to as ‘white guilt’ or ‘bleeding heart syndrome’, get mad, and go into thuggish keyboard killer mode…nah, that ain’t why. I’m not gonna say anything because……we already know…lol

Anon June 18, 2017 at 1:39 PM

I saw the house in Oakley on the news. I can’t imagine that Concord PD would have a good reason to put holes in their walls and mirrors. It seems like they went in there to thrash the place.

Turn and burn June 18, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Anon 31. I’m sure that’s what exactly happened!!! CPD drove all that way to trash the house. You are some kind of STUPID!!!! LMAO!!!!!

MadMom June 18, 2017 at 3:28 PM

This is a sad situation. I don’t know how it all started but a lot of people’s lives have been impacted. Prayers all around.

Coach Stan June 18, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Ricardoh 26: there was no search warrant. They never got one.

Cracky McGee 20: The parents are not responsible for their “POS” son. The police had no right to raid the place and kill their dog. Don’t blame the victim.

turn and burn 19:
“If the suspect wasn’t in the house, then why wouldn’t the parents let them in? ”

Are you nuts? If the suspect was not there why should you let police invade your privacy? no police gt into my house without a search warrant. Period.

Ricardoh June 18, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Turn burn how did the house get trashed than?

cd June 18, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Any word on what happened exactly? why did he shoot at mr Natural?

Sinn Feiner June 18, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Why was there a standoff situation in the first place if the parents were home and if the son wasn’t even there??? They should have just opened up the door to law enforcement instead of creating a problem.

Mel June 18, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Oh, please, This guy had a history and the dog was probably a pitt. We all know what those dogs are like: unpredictable as heck. The cops had every right to search. That was probably his listed address, You can say he doesn’t live there all you want, but a listed address is less likely to lie than stupid parents who raised a POS son. Trashy people get treated like trash.

Cowellian June 18, 2017 at 6:38 PM

I love it when I know the answer, Ricardoh! The police were chasing an armed and dangerous murderer. They don’t need a warrant in those circumstances, and they weren’t going to just knock on the door and ask to peek under the bed. The parents took Coach Stan’s advice and didn’t cooperate, and you see what happened.

Mika June 18, 2017 at 6:57 PM

Looks like the police were able to act out their training on this house.

Coach Stan June 18, 2017 at 7:43 PM

Mel: police can’t enter unless they know the guy is in there. The parents and the dog are the victims.

Cowellian: I gave good advice. Now the cops must pay for damages and emotional harm.

Ricardoh. June 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM

I hope we learn the facts and outcome.

Zoey June 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM

Coach Stan, you are entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts. You have no idea what you are talking about and you just sound silly. If you want to educate people on their civil rights, fine, but do not pretend to know facts about a case you know nothing about.

Judas June 18, 2017 at 8:57 PM

#1. They weren’t chasing anybody- that is to say, this wasn’t hot pursuit.
#2. Lacking hot pursuit, a warrant is needed.

Waffles June 18, 2017 at 9:55 PM

I know what would solve these issues: more low income housing!

Kentucky Derby June 18, 2017 at 10:06 PM

The police had every right to do what they did. This was a murder, not shoplifting. Wise up. If you don’t like it – cooperate with the police. The police do this all the time.

Not having a family member commit murder always helps. I don’t remember this happening to anyone I know.

2nd Amendment Now June 18, 2017 at 11:24 PM


This prick would have never made it out,alive

Anon June 19, 2017 at 7:19 AM

The 27 year old shooter was on parole when he murdered the 43 year old security guard. The shooter’s father was uncooperative. There was a standoff at his house for hours. He owned a pit bull that broke loose from its collar and attacked the police dog, biting it on the leg and clamping onto its neck. I am pointing a finger here and it isn’t at the security guard.

anon June 19, 2017 at 7:33 AM

Honestly, if you have nothing to hide wouldm’t you just say “Let me contain my dog,” and then let them in? Fine, they’re invading your privacy, but what are you hiding? On the other hand, his parents are no longer responsible for his behavior after he reaches a certain age, and quite possibly they don’t have anything to do with him because of his bad behavior, so they didn’t feel it was their obligation to cooperate. Seems like these things would be reasonably discussed between the affected parties before action like this was taken to avoid the possibiloty of a costly lawsuit against the city/police.

Terree Parkour June 19, 2017 at 8:50 AM

So many experts here

merderp June 19, 2017 at 9:21 AM

to say you guys don’t care that an innocent dog was murdered by the police is horrific. The dog didn’t deserve that, nor the parents. The son was the one making the bad choices and he’s 27 years old. Maybe the parents are just as afraid of their son as the rest of you…. Have you ever thought about the shame and disappointment the parents are plagued with? It is not their fault their son turned out that way…. I’d sue the living hell out of the police department.

Turn and burn June 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Coach Stan. You apparently know nothing about Police and their polices.. So please don’t speak of what you don’t know.

Turn and burn June 19, 2017 at 11:01 AM

@ Richard Duh….. Just another arm chair quarterback!

Coach Stan June 19, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Zoey: I stand by all that I have said. If you think my facts are wrong, please state what you think is incorrect.

Coach Stan June 19, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Anon #48:

“The shooter’s father was uncooperative. There was a standoff at his house for hours.”

The police needed a warrant, as Judas said above. They did not have one. Therefore, the police were wrong and will have to pay in court.

Retired LEO June 19, 2017 at 12:57 PM

I’m not surprised at the number of law enforcement/legal “experts” on this blog.

All of you are presenting your opinions based on third-hand information and (I’m willing to bet) not one ounce of training or experience in the criminal justice or legal fields. Just for laughts, though, I invite all commenters to post their CV here.

Getting a traffic citation does not mean you have experience in either/ both…

How about waiting until ALL of the facts are in? Would you like someone to assign guilt to you based on not having all of the facts at hand?

Gigi June 19, 2017 at 2:38 PM

The poor family how sad they had their house trashed. REALLY PEOPLE
What about the little girl who will now grow up without her daddy.
R.I.P. Rob
My prayers our with your loved ones

Waffles June 19, 2017 at 6:49 PM

Coach Stan: Parole and probation terms often allow searches without warrants.

Teamster June 19, 2017 at 9:51 PM

Wait, so we have a felon on parole, that is suspected of killing a man, flee from the scene, posses a gun, lives with uncooperative parents, standoff, pit bull attack law officials. Duh… You people watch too much CNN….

Wibbly June 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM

lol Teamster…that about sums it up.

Rollo Tomasi June 21, 2017 at 6:31 PM

@ Coach Stan:

From one of the related stories published earlier by Claycord:

“Based on the severity of the crime, the Concord Police SWAT Team was activated and served a high-risk search warrant in the 1900 block of Teresa Ln in Oakley.”

So, if you have information to the contrary other than the rantings of your toothless cousin Cleetus, please share it with us.

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