Police seek information in San Pablo murder investigations

SAN PABLO — Police asked for the public’s help Monday in finding information that would help solve a pair of unrelated murder investigations.

Around 6:30 a.m. Oct. 4, 2015, police responded to a report of a possible ‘man down’ in the 2100 block of Stanton Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old man, identified as San Pablo resident Deon Lee Ward, on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Ward was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information may call San Pablo police investigations division supervisor Sgt. Bradley Lindblom at 510-215-3261 or San Pablo police dispatch at 510-724-1111.

Around 9:20 p.m. July 9, officers responded to reports of gunfire heard in the 900 block of Stanton Avenue, and found 22-year-old Robel Tadesse sitting in his car.

Tadesse, who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, died at the scene. It was the city’s first homicide since Dec. 30, 2017.

Police said Monday that his family was offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects.Anyone with information may call Sgt. Bradley Lindblom at 510-215-3261 or Det. Bryan Biama at 510-215-3133. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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