BAY POINT, Calif. - Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies began investigating what appears to be two separate homicides in Bay Point on Thanksgiving Day, arresting a total of three people.
In the first case, deputies were called out just before 9 a.m. because a 62-year-old man was shot at a home on Mountain View Avenue, according to spokesman Jimmy Lee.
They could not save him and he was pronounced dead on scene.
When detectives arrived, they conducted interviews and pored over the crime scene, Lee said, and ended up arresting 63-year-old Donald Robbins of Bay Point in connection to the death.
He was taken into custody at the Martinez Detention Facility and was being held on $1 million bail.
Video at the scene showed a person walking to a patrol car in white socks. Other deputies were seen consoling women sitting on a porch stoop. One of the women was his girlfriend, neighbors said, and she was seen sitting on a curb looking forlorn.
"Thanksgiving is supposed to be a peaceful time," said Herbert Similton, a next door neighbor. "Right now, I feel kind of sad. You're not supposed to die over something ridiculous. And I'm pretty sure it was ridiculous."
Then, about 3:40 p.m., deputies were called out to a shooting on Wharf Drive. They found a man on the street, who they pronounced dead on scene, Lee said.
Deputies arrested 18-year-old Emmanuel Morales of Antioch on suspicion of murder and possession of an assault weapon and 38-year-old Arturo Morales of Antioch on an accessory charge.
Neighbor Tyrone Duckett said he was having Thanksgiving dinner when the family heard the shots and then police arrive. A body was seen in the street lying next to a GMC truck parked on the side of the road.
Despite the violence outside his door, Duckett said he has much to be thankful for.
"I am grateful to Him," Duckett said.
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