Benicia Suspect Arrested For Deadly Shooting In Rodeo

View Comments
Police Car, light, siren, generic

(Getty Images)

RODEO (CBS SF) — A Benicia man suspected of fatally shooting a man in Rodeo Sunday morning has been arrested, Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies arrested 28-year-old Beal Xavier Hickman in connection with the homicide.

Shortly after 3 a.m. this morning, deputies were dispatched to Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo regarding a man who had arrived at the emergency room with multiple gunshot wounds, deputies said.

The victim, also a 28-year-old man, was transferred to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he succumbed to his injuries at about 9:20 a.m.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, according to deputies.

During the investigation, deputies contacted Hickman and later arrested him as a suspect in the homicide. He was booked into the San Mateo County Jail in Martinez and is being held in lieu of $1,320,000 bail, sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies determined that the shooting occurred on Tullibee Court in Rodeo and working to establish a motive for the homicide.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600, via email at tips@so.cccounty.us, or may leave an anonymous voice message at (866) 846-3592.

© Copyright 2014 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 58,831 other followers