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* Lathel Douglas Identified as Shooting Murder Victim in North Richmond

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A man who was shot to death in front of a home in North Richmond early Saturday morning has been identified by a Contra Costa County Sheriff’sOffice spokesman today as 59-year-old Lathel Douglas. The North Richmond man’s son was also shot, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee. At about 1:25 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of First Street, according to Lee. Sheriff’s deputies found Douglas and his 29-year-old son, who had both been shot in front of a home. Douglas was pronounced dead at the home. His son was transferred to a nearby hospital, then airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, according to Lee. Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter and searched the area, but
did not locate any suspects. Detectives are investigating the motives behind the shooting. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

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