Union City: Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting

UNION CITY — A 48-year-old man was in county jail Monday after his arrest on suspicion of multiple charges, including connection to a fatal shooting earlier this month, authorities said.

In a statement, police said officers responded to the railroad tracks near the 3300 block of Central Avenue just before 11 a.m. March 13 for a report of a possible body.

When officers arrived, they found an unconscious man suffering from injuries. Soon after, the man was pronounced dead. His identity was not available, pending next-of-kin notification from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office coroner’s bureau.

Police detectives’ efforts led them to identify a 48-year-old man and get a warrant for his arrest. After finding the man Sunday night near Fourth Street and Whipple Road, officers tried to detain him but he fled into nearby neighborhoods.

Officers took into custody about 1:45 a.m. Monday after setting up a perimeter and conducting a search for several hours.

The man was booked into Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder without bail and faces arraignment Wednesday at Dublin’s East County Hall of Justice, according to a county records check.

Anyone with information on what police say remains an active investigation may call Union City police Detective Humberto Rodriguez at 510-675-5282, leave an anonymous voicemail at 510-675-5207 or email tips@unioncity.org.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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