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Contra Costa DA charges El Sobrante murder suspect

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MARTINEZ — The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged a 23-year-old man in connection with a double shooting last week that claimed a Pittsburg man’s life and injured a woman, authorities said.

Just after 8:40 p.m. on March 31, Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputies arrived at an apartment complex in the 4500 block of Appian Way in El Sobrante after a report of a possible assault and found the man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man, later identified as Dejante Kennedy, 25, of Pittsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman, identified as Azalya Gonzales, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Soon after, detectives with the sheriff’s homicide unit identified Pierre P. Jackson Jr. as the…



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