19-year-old identified as victim shot before crashing in Pittsburg

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PITTSBURG, Calif. (KRON) — Pittsburg police officers responded to a crash that turned out to be a homicide early Wednesday morning.

The police said they found a car that crashed into a telephone pole and then crashed into several parked cars in the area of El Dorado Drive and Shasta Circle around 3:15 a.m.

The driver was already out of the vehicle, getting CPR from a bystander who pulled him out. Police said they took over the life-saving efforts while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. That’s when officers noticed the driver had a single gunshot wound in his upper torso.

The man, identified as 19-year-old Jabbar Mahmood of Antioch, died at the scene.

Detectives obtained surveillance video and spoke to witnesses — They learned that Mahmood went to a house in the 100 block of El Dorado Drive and left after several minutes.

Authorities say he got back into his car when an unknown suspect walked up and shot him in the upper torso. That’s when Mahmood drove away and collided with the pole and parked cars.

The suspect left the scene in a dark colored sedan. It is unknown if the suspect knew Mahmood.

This is the city’s second homicide this year.

The police department is requesting the public’s assistance and asks anyone with additional information to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department Tip-Line at 925-252-4040.  

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