Pittsburg man arrested in bar fight killing

A 24-year-old Pittsburg man has been arrested in the killing of another man during a bowling alley bar fight Friday night, police said Saturday.

The suspect's name was not released by police.

Police said he surrendered to the Antioch Police Department on Saturday and was arrested and booked at the County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of murder.

Police have not said what prompted the fight, which began shortly after 6 p.m. in the bar at Delta Bowl, 3300 Delta Fair Blvd.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive 41-year-old man suffering from unspecified injuries. He was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. He is from Vallejo, but his name was not released.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Antioch police Detective James Stenger at 925-779-6894.

-- Kristin J. Bender, Staff


One injured in pair of shootings at malls

Shootings at two Northern California malls Friday left one person injured and shoppers with rattled nerves.

A 24-year-old man was shot at the Bayfair Center mall in San Leandro, police said. No one was hit in the earlier shooting at the West Valley Mall in Tracy.

Officers arrived at Bayfair Center bout 4:30 p.m. and found the man in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. Police blocked off the parking lot in front of Old Navy and Bed Bath & Beyond. An ambulance crew transported the victim to the hospital; he was expected to survive, San Leandro police said.

Police said it appears the shooting followed a verbal dispute between the suspect and the victim in the parking lot. The suspect, a black male, fled in what police called "a white, compact vehicle."

The Tracy shooting occurred about 4:45 p.m. The east parking lot was locked down, but the mall remained open.

The gunman reportedly fled on foot, got in a white Toyota Camry and left the area.

-- Kristin J. Bender and Katie Nelson, Staff

Bay Area

BART extends service on New Year's Eve

BART is extending overnight service until 3 a.m. on Dec. 31 for New Year's revelers who don't want to drive.

The district announced it will have extra staff and trains on duty throughout its system that night. Trains will run every 20 minutes after midnight, with extra trains standing by in downtown San Francisco after the fireworks show.

Starting at 8 p.m., trains on certain lines will use a "skip-stop" pattern at the system's busiest stations -- Embarcadero, Montgomery Street and West Oakland -- to lessen crowding on the platforms.

San Francisco-bound trains on the Pittsburg-Bay Point and Richmond lines will not stop at the Embarcadero station. Trains on the Dublin-Pleasanton and Fremont lines will not stop at the Montgomery Street station.

After the fireworks end, East Bay-bound trains on the Pittsburg-Bay Point and Richmond lines will not stop at the Embarcadero station. Passengers on those lines should board at Montgomery Street. The Dublin-Pleasanton and Fremont lines will stop only at the Embarcadero station.

Dublin-Pleasanton and Fremont trains will not stop at West Oakland, instead making their first East Bay stop at Lake Merritt.

The system will operate on its Sunday schedule on New Year's Day.

-- Chris Treadway, Staff