Pittsburg police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ homicide suspect

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A 42-year-old man was found dead on Tuesday after officers found him inside a Pittsburg home with at least one gunshot wound. 

The incident occurred on the 900 block of Carpino Avenue. 

Police determined this as a homicide case and have identified a suspect. 

Pittsburg man James Maurice Ector, 41, is accused of being responsible for the homicide.

As of Thursday afternoon, Ector’s location is unknown. Police are instructing the public not to approach Ector as he is “armed and dangerous.”

A photo of Ector can be seen above. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. If anyone has information about this investigation, contact PPD at 925-646-2441 or 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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