Good News! Suspect in Custody from Livermore bowling alley shooting

Granada Bowl

Finally, a good news update regarding the bowling alley shooting that took place on Saturday.

THE LATEST Local Update

Livermore Police arrested 27-year-old, Roger Aleman Garcia, who was wanted in connection with the shooting that took place Saturday at the Granada Bowl bowling alley. Garcia was named a supsect on Monday and has a large criminal history and prohibited from owning a firearm.

Livermore detectives arrested Garcia at a home located Lathrop at around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. With assistance from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team and Lathrop Police, Livermore Police Department issued a search warrant at the home.

Garcia was arrested and charged with murder and several other charges. He is currently in custody at Santa Rita Jail located in Dublin.

What Happened

On Saturday around 6 pm in the evening , a fight broke out at Livermore’s Granda Bowl bowling alley located at 1620 Raildroad Ave.

Witnesses at the scene and Livermore Police stated that an argument and physical altercation broke out between four men in their 20s and then a man pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds before fleeing.

It was confirmed on Sunday that Antonio de Vargas, 28 years old, was killed during the shooting. Two other men whose identities have not yet been released are currently in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Granada Bowl closed for the remainder of the weekend and reopened on Monday afternoon with modified hours and cancelled events.

A Note From LPD

“We want to thank the community for their support and assurance with the investigation,” Livermore Police Chief Jeramy Young said in a statement. “From the beginning, our team has worked tirelessly to find the suspect and bring justice to the victim’s family. This level of violence is uncharacteristic of Livermore and we want residents to be rest assured that this violent criminal is off the street” (Livermore Patch).

Livermore Police said this event marks the city’s second homicide of 2022 ( Livermore Patch).

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