Man arrested for allegedly killing 50-year-old Pittsburg man

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A man was arrested on Saturday for murdering a 50-year-old man in Pittsburg. 

According to the Pittsburg Police Department, officers were dispatched at 1:45 a.m. after receiving a report of a man assaulting an individual near Railroad Avenue. 

Officers found an unresponsive 50-year-old male victim on the ground at the scene. 

Life-saving measures were performed, but the victim succumbed to his wounds. 

Officers were able to track down the suspect, identified as Juan Mendez-Medina, 46. 

The 46-year-old was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on one charge of murder, police said. 

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact Detective Elmore at 925-252-4875.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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