General Crime

* Carlton Ross identified as concord man possibly shot to death by Claude Lee Mitchell

A man who was shot to death Thursday afternoon in Concord has been identified as 48-year-old Concord resident Carlton Ross, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office. The shooting was reported at 3:20 p.m. at complex in the 4800 block of Clayton Road. Officers arrived to find Ross in a stairwell. He was pronounced dead at the complex.Police said Ross lived in the apartment complex.Witnesses identified the shooter as 25-year-old Claude Lee Mitchell, who also lives at the complex, possibly in the same apartment as Ross, police said.Mitchell is described as being a black man, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a four-door 1991 Infiniti Q45 with California license plate No. 6HMH102. The car is black and may have damage to the hood and fender area.He may be accompanied by a black woman about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. Investigators believe the woman may have witnessed the shooting and would like to speak with her.Mitchell should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone who spots him should call 911 immediately. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.

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