May 26, 2023
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Hercules Man Faces Murder Charge in Pleasant Hill Shooting
Martinez, California – The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has filed a two-count felony complaint against a Hercules man for the murder of 37-year-old Oscar Arellano Laredo in Pleasant Hill on April 3rd.
Around 1:15 am, Pleasant Hill Police received reports of shots fired on the 1900 block of Contra Costa Boulevard. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Mr. Laredo lying on the ground in a parking lot with a gunshot wound to his head. Emergency medical personnel arrived shortly after and pronounced Mr. Laredo deceased at the scene.
An investigation into the incident revealed that a dispute in a nearby bar involving friends of the shooter and victim preceded the shooting. Witnesses also reported the suspect fled in a vehicle shortly after the murder. Police were able to identify the vehicle and its owner – who matched witness descriptions of the shooter – as 34-year-old Andre Aaron Barocio. Law enforcement officials in Mexico arrested Barocio on May 21st and he was transported back to the Bay Area where he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on May 25th. His arraignment will be on June 1st.
In addition to the murder charge [PC187(a)], Barocio faces a second felony [PC29800(a)(1)] for possessing a firearm by a felon and a special allegation for the personal and intentional discharge of a firearm [PC12022.53(d)].
Co-defendant 32-year-old Angelo Martinez Delacruz of Antioch was arraigned on assault with a firearm [PC245(a)(2)] and has a court date set for a preliminary hearing on June 1st in Martinez.
Case No. 01-23-01411| The People of the State of California v. Barocio, Andre
Case No. 01-23-01292 | The People of the State of California v. Delacruz, Angelo Martinez