By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
At about 12:03 Saturday morning, Oct. 2, 2021, Muir Station Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Island View Drive in Bay Point.
Deputies arrived, finding a man and woman in the street. The man fled on foot but was apprehended by deputies.
The woman sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Early this afternoon, she was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The man is identified as 47-year-old Richard Ortiz of Bay Point.
He is currently booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on the following charges: murder, domestic violence, and resisting an executive officer.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.