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Suspects in Pleasant Hill shooting that killed cannabis worker and gunman arrested in Sacramento

Gunman injured in Pleasant Hill shooting during attempted robbery dies


Gunman injured in Pleasant Hill shooting during attempted robbery dies

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Police arrested two people in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a cannabis industry worker in Pleasant Hill last month, which led to a shootout and the deaths of the worker and one of the gunmen.

Pleasant Hill police said in a news release that investigators had obtained arrest warrants for 18-year-old Joe Washington Jr. and 20-year-old Money Green, both from Richmond. The two were located in Sacramento and arrested with the assistance of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, police said.

Both were booked into the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez.

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Scene of a fatal shooting on Twinbridge Circle in Pleasant Hill on March 19, 2024.

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The shooting happened on March 19 at the Wood Creek apartment complex, just west of the Highway 680/242 interchange in Pleasant Hill. Police said 63-year-old Peter Popovich was supplying cannabis packaging materials to several cannabis distributors when he was the target of a robbery; he was parked next to his van on Twinbridge Circle when the robbers approached him.

Police said Popovich was armed and exchanged gunfire with the robbers, police said. He and one of the suspects, 21-year-old Trevon Davis of San Leandro, were shot multiple times. The other suspects fled.

Both Popovich and Davis were taken to a hospital; Popovich died from his injuries later that day and Davis died the next day. Popovich had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon issued by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, police said.

Pleasant Hill police said investigators were still speaking to witnesses and gathering evidence in the case. The department urged anyone with information about the case, or who has photo or video surveillance evidence, to contact the investigating agency at (925) 288-4630.

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