PITTSBURG -- A 20-year-old Pittsburg man was fatally shot at a gas station Tuesday, prompting an hours-long siege at a Bay Point home where authorities believed a suspect might be holed up.
The suspect was not found, and officers from the Pittsburg Police Department and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department cleared the home on the 100 block of Marin Avenue about four hours after they arrived. Late Tuesday, police named 22-year-old Brian Fox as a "person of interest" in the case, and said he was considered armed and dangerous.
Investigators said they believed the man was targeted, though they did not say why. A description of the vehicle and its license plate number provided by witnesses led police to
The victim, who was not identified, was shot in the head just after 9 a.m. at the Unocal 76 station at 2150 Railroad Ave., just south of Bliss Avenue, according to Pittsburg police Lt. Ron Raman. The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
Neighbors of the small, beige home on Marin Avenue said they did not know the people who lived there. Police did not say what connection the address had with their suspect.
The sheriff's SWAT team were brought in to help search, but the house was reported cleared around just after 2 p.m. Pittsburg police investigators remained in the neighborhood late Tuesday afternoon.
The death is the
Staff writer Katie Nelson contributed to this report. Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4780 or follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.