California Highway Patrol officers fatally shot a man tonight who was wanted for the murder of a Hercules man found dead in his home over the weekend, a CHP officer said.Police today identified 38-year-old Hercules resident Efren Valdemoro as the man believed to have killed 73-year-old Ricardo Sales, who was found dead in the master bedroom of his home in the 1100 block of Crepe Myrtle Drive Saturday afternoon. CHP officers killed Valdemoro in Richmond this evening following a high-speed chase, the agency said. CHP spokesman Sgt. Trent Cross is available tonight to speak with media at Ranch 99 Market in Richmond, a CHP officer said. The market is located at Central Avenue and Pierce Street near Interstate Highway 80. Based on evidence at the scene, police believe Ricardo Sales was killed Friday night during a violent altercation in the house, which he shared with his son and several other housemates.Valdemoro was suspected of bludgeoning him to death, police said today.ales’ son, 35-year-old Frederick Sales, has been missing since his father’s body was discovered. Police spokeswoman Michelle Harrington said investigators are concerned about his safety.Valdemoro was reportedly involved in an altercation with Ricardo and Frederick Sales in their home on Aug. 22, the week before Ricardo Sales’murder, police said today.
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