Antioch police reported a California man was shot to death on his front lawn on Wednesday morning in what seems to be a landlord-tenant dispute.
Police officers arrived at the residence on the 3500 block of Garrow Drive shortly before 11:00 a.m. There, they discovered the body of a 52-year-old man lying on the front lawn. Upon closer inspection, they found the victim to have gunshot wounds.
Later, police considered a man as a person of interest, and was taken into custody for questioning. The victim’s family identified him as Cosmo Baldazo who was living in the apartment with his wife and two kids.
“It’s just kind of a roller coaster of emotions,” Baldazo’s daughter, Dezare Orlando, said. She said that she had a falling out with her father and had only recently reconnected with him as an adult. “Two years isn’t enough. I wish I had more time,” she said.
Police described the incident as a “landlord-tenant dispute” and are continuing investigations to determine the cause of the argument. Orlando said she was unaware of any disagreements between the landlord and her father. “I feel just as lost as you probably do,” Orlando said.
Police did not reveal the identity of the 50-year-old man they considered as a person of interest. They also did not reveal if they arrested the man in relation to the shooting crime. Authorities are asking for help from the public in identifying the cause of the incident and any other persons of interest, ABC7 News reported.