Outside bar on April 3rd; murder suspect arrested in Mexico
By Ted Asregadoo, PIO, CCDA
The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has filed a two-count felony complaint against a Hercules man for the murder of 37-year-old Oscar Arellano Laredo in Pleasant Hill on April 3rd.
Around 1:15 am, Pleasant Hill Police received reports of shots fired in the 1900 block of Contra Costa Boulevard. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Mr. Laredo lying on the ground in in the parking lot of Farrington’s Bar at 1938 Contra Costa Blvd. with a gunshot wound to his head. Emergency medical personnel arrived shortly after and pronounced Mr. Laredo deceased at the scene. (See related article)
An investigation into the incident revealed that a dispute in a nearby bar involving friends of the shooter and victim preceded the shooting. Witnesses also reported the suspect fled in a vehicle shortly after the murder. Police were able to identify the vehicle and its owner – who matched witness descriptions of the shooter – as 35-year-old Andre Aaron Barocio (4/21/88). Law enforcement officials in Mexico arrested Barocio on May 21st and he was transported back to the Bay Area where he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on May 25th. His arraignment is scheduled for May 26th in Martinez.
In addition to the murder charge [PC187(a)], Barocio faces a second felony [PC29800(a)(1)] for possessing a firearm by a felon and a special allegation for the personal and intentional discharge of a firearm [PC12022.53(d)].
According to locacrimenews.com, Barocio has a history of arrests dating back to 2014 by Pittsburg, Concord, U.C. Berkeley, Walnut Creek and West Covina Police Departments, as well as Contra Costa CHP and Alameda County Sheriff’s Department including for DUI, possession of ammunition, driving with suspended license and speeding over 100 MPH and drug possession.
Co-defendant 32-year-old Angelo Martinez Delacruz (5/31/90) of Antioch was arraigned on assault with a firearm [PC245(a)(2)] and has a court date set for a preliminary hearing on June 1st in Martinez.
Barocio’s arraignment has been put over to June 1st since his case is related to Delacruz. It will be held in Department 27 with Judge Teri Mockler.
Case No. 01-23-01411| The People of the State of California v. Barocio, Andre
Case No. 01-23-01292 | The People of the State of California v. Delacruz, Angelo Martinez
Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.