One charged with murder, another in custody, for fatal shooting outside Pleasant Hill bar

PLEASANT HILL — Two people wanted in the killing of a man outside a bar last month have been arrested, and one of them has been charged with murder, authorities said.

Mexican police handcuffed Andre Barocio Jr., 35, of Hercules, in Mexicali, Mexico, on Monday and returned him to U.S. law enforcement authorities, Pleasant Hill police Lt. Brian Leonard said in a statement.

Contra Costa County prosecutors charged Barocio with murder along with a special allegation for purposely discharging a gun, and for possession of a firearm by a felon or narcotics addict, according to court records.

Authorities believe Barocio fired the gun that killed 37-year-old Oscar Laredo-Arellano, of Concord, outside Farrington’s Bar in the 1900 block of Contra Costa Boulevard on April 3. The shooting followed a dispute between two groups of people, authorities said.

Police also arrested Angelo Delacruz, 32, of Antioch, last month in Douglas County, Nev. Authorities believe Delacruz brandished a gun in the moments leading up to the shooting.

Prosecutors charged Delacruz with assault with a firearm, according to court records.

Both men were in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on Friday. Barocio was being held without bail, and Delacruz was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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The shooting happened about 1:10 a.m. in the bar’s parking lot. The bar is one of many businesses located within a shopping center; most of them were closed when the gunfire happened.

According to police, a dispute between two groups of people started in the bar and spilled out into the parking lot. Police said the victim was involved in at least one shoving match with somebody in the other group before he was shot.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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