Basketball standout and 2014 graduate of Pittsburg High
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at about 8:41 PM, Bay Station Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 4500 block of Appian Way in El Sobrante. Deputies arrived on the scene, located two victims with gunshot wounds, and provided lifesaving measures until the fire department and ambulance arrived. One of the victims, identified as 25-year-old Dejante Kennedy of Pittsburg, was pronounced deceased. The second victim was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit and personnel from the Crime Lab responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Kennedy was a 2014 graduate of Pittsburg High School where he played forward and guard for the Pirates varsity boys basketball team, according to MaxPreps. Known by the nickname Dj, he was 6’3” and named to the 2013-14 Bay Valley Athletic All-League Boys Basketball Team.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or Sheriff’s Office dispatch (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.