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Marcus Serhan Arrested After Police Chase For Murder Of Angelo Esqueda In Contra Costa

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A suspect in a fatal shooting in Rodeo earlier this month was arrested this morning after a lengthy chase across multiple East Bay cities, a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Detectives investigating the Nov. 12 murder of 53-year-old Angelo Esqueda identified 41-year-old Marcus Serhan as the suspect in the killing and went to Rodeo this morning to arrest him, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Lee said detectives attempted to arrest Serhan after finding him in a car as it pulled into a home on First Street but that he drove away, leading deputies on a chase from Rodeo onto Interstate Highway 80 to Hercules and into Tara Hills, San Pablo, Pinole and back to Rodeo.

In Rodeo, the suspect got out of the car and ran but was apprehended a short distance away.

Both Hercules police and the California Highway Patrol aided in pursuing Serhan, Lee said.

He was taken to county jail in Martinez where is being held on $1 million bail.

Sheriff’s officials said Serhan was apparently involved in an argument with Esqueda when he shot him around 12:40 a.m. Nov. 12 in front of a home in the 200 block of Vallejo Avenue.

Emergency responders arrived to find the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives later identified Serhan as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

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