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Police arrested two people Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Brentwood rapper at a Pittsburg park last week, a police lieutenant said. Officers late Thursday located and arrested a 21-year-old Oakley man and a 15-year-old Antioch boy on suspicion of killing Davon George at Buchanan Park as he and a group of about five people filmed a rap video on the evening of Sept. 7, Lt. Ron Raman said. The teen was taken to juvenile hall and the 21-year-old to county jail in Martinez where he is being held on more than $1 million bail. Investigators are still trying to locate an 18-year-old who is also suspected in connection with the murder, Raman said. The suspects’ names are being withheld since the investigation into the murder is ongoing.
Police believe the shooting, which took place after the suspects tried to rob George, was sparked by a two-year feud between the suspects and the victim and his friends, all of whom live in East Contra Costa County. “It’s been an ongoing feud our suspects have with our victims,” Raman said. “We believe a portion of it was related to rap music and the production of rap music.” Police said the suspects arrived at the park at Harbor and Buchanan streets a short time after 6 p.m. and got into a verbal confrontation with George and his friends. The suspects then tried to rob George and one suspect shot him as he fled, Raman said. Officers responded to reports of the shooting around 6:20 p.m. and found George suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police plan to present the homicide case to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office next week, Raman said.
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