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3 Suspects Sought In Pittsburg Gas Station Murder

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Brian Keith Fox (left), Robert Gary Grant, and Demetria Thomas are suspects in the fatal shooting of Timothy Smith Jr. at a Pittsburg gas station on January 29, 2013. (Pittsburg Police Department)

Brian Keith Fox (left), Robert Gary Grant, and Demetria Thomas are suspects in the fatal shooting of Timothy Smith Jr. at a Pittsburg gas station on January 29, 2013. (Pittsburg Police Department)

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PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Police have identified three suspects wanted in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man at a Pittsburg gas station last week, a police lieutenant said Wednesday.

Bay Point resident Brian Keith Fox, 22, Robert Gary Grant, 24, and 19-year-old Demetria Thomas are all suspects linked to the fatal shooting of Timothy Smith Jr. at a Union 76 gas station on Jan. 29, Lt. Ron Raman said.

The shooting was reported around 9 a.m. at the gas station at 2150 Railroad Ave., sending customers running and leaving Smith with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities.

He was pronounced dead later that day.

Raman declined to disclose a motive for the killing, but said that Smith was “definitely the intended target.”

Police quickly identified Fox as a suspect in the slaying and said Wednesday that Thomas and Grant are also suspects.

All three have criminal histories.

Raman said both Fox and Grant have prior drug and weapon-related convictions, while Thomas, who also goes by the nicknames “Deme” or “Diamond,” has one prior arrest and is believed to solicit escort services via the Internet.

The three suspects are known to frequent Oakland and San Francisco. Law enforcement officers there have also been notified of the warrants for their arrest.

Anyone with information about this case or the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Pittsburg police at (925) 646-2441. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the police tip line at (925) 427-7269.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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