Livermore police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at bowling alley

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Livermore police arrested the suspect in the deadly shooting at a bowling alley Wednesday morning. The incident killed 1 and injured 2. 

Officers arrested Roger Aleman Garcia, 27, at 1:30 a.m. at a house in Lathrop. He’s been charged with shooting 3 people during an altercation at Granada Bowl early Saturday evening. 

One of the victims was 28-year-old Antonio Vargas, who died at the scene. 

Livermore police spokesman Sgt. Steve Goard said the incident began around 6 p.m. in the bar area of Granada Bowl, located at 1620 Railroad Avenue. Vargas was with his friend when they got into a verbal altercation with Garcia. 

“It started out as a fight between four individuals,” Goard told reporters at a Saturday night news conference. “It ultimately led to one person shooting and fleeing the scene. Our officers arrived on scene and were able to determine that three adults were injured as a result of the shooting. Two were transported to the hospital and one victim was declared deceased at the scene.”

Vargas died on the scene while 2 other victims, a 30-year-old and a 28-year-old, were hospitalized. 

Garcia is a convicted felon with a prior criminal history, including assault with a deadly weapon. At the time of his arrest, he was prohibited from owning a firearm. 

Garcia was arrested without incident. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Alameda Country on murder and other charges. 

The case was turned over to the Alameda County District Attorney. Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Livermore Police Department at (925) 371-4790.