By Pittsburg Police Department
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Pittsburg officers responded to a residence on Barrie Drive in regards to a shooting. When officers and medical personnel arrived they found a 45-year-old man, identified as Paul Shatswell, with a gunshot wound. It was later determined during a domestic altercation the man’s wife, 39-year-old Maria Vides, shot him with a handgun. The man was transported to a local hospital and has been in critical condition since this incident occurred. On Sunday March 24, 2019, Paul Shatswell died as a result of his injuries.
Last week, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, this investigation was reviewed by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. Vides was charged with attempted murder, an enhancement of inflicting great bodily injury in the commission of a felony, and an enhancement of committing a felony with the use of a firearm. Bail for Vides was set at $2,070,000. Due to the death of Shatswell, the case will be taken back to the District Attorney’s Office for additional review and Investigators will be seeking the charges against Vides be amended to include murder.
Vides remains in custody at the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail in Martinez. This is the city of Pittsburg’s first homicide of the year.