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Police identify suspect in deadly bowling alley shooting

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Livermore police identify the suspect linked to Saturday’s fatal shooting at Granada Bowl. The incident left 1 dead and 2 injured. 

Authorities posted the information on the suspect on their social media accounts shortly after noon on Monday. They seek help to locate the suspect, Roger Aleman Garcia, 27. 

Garcia is a convicted felon with a prior criminal history, including assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently prohibited from owning a firearm.

Police have issued search warrants during the weekend as they search for Garcia. 

Currently, the suspect remains at large.  

Police said an altercation happened at the bar located inside the bowling alley bar. The incident led to a fatal shooting. The 2 surviving victims remains hospitalized but in stable condition. 

The deceased victim was identified as 28-year-old Antonio Vargas. 

Livermore police spokesman Sgt. Steve Goard said the incident happened around 6 p.m. in the Granada Bowl bar at 1620 Railroad Avenue. 

Police confirmed that Vargas was with his friends at the Granada Bowl 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 his 2 friends — a 30-year-old and a 28-year-old — were rushed to the hospital for treatment. 

Police have been looking for the suspect since the incident Saturday night. 

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