Two Suspects Arrested in Connection with Delivery Driver’s Shooting Death

Two Suspects Arrested in Connection with Delivery Driver’s Shooting Death

Two individuals suspected of involvement in the fatal shooting of a delivery driver last month have been apprehended, according to Pleasant Hill police. Joe Washington Jr., 18, and Money Green, 20, both residents of Richmond, were arrested on Thursday with the assistance of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest warrants for both suspects had been issued by the authorities. Washington Jr. and Green are now considered homicide suspects in the deaths of Peter Popovich, 63, from Pleasant Hill, and Trevon Davis, 21, from San Pablo, on March 19.

The specific charges sought from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office have not been disclosed by the authorities. As of Friday afternoon, both suspects are being held without bail at the Martinez Detention Facility, as indicated by jail records.

The incident occurred on Twinbridge Circle, where Popovich was shot just before noon during an apparent robbery targeting him. Popovich was employed by a company that sells packaging materials for the legal cannabis industry and had been delivering these materials to distributors earlier that day. According to the police, Davis and at least one other individual approached Popovich while he was near his van. It was revealed that Popovich was armed and possessed a concealed carry permit. The encounter escalated into gunfire, although it remains unclear if Green or Washington Jr. were directly involved in approaching Popovich.

Upon the arrival of law enforcement, both Popovich and Davis had sustained gunshot wounds. One of the suspects who approached Popovich managed to flee the scene, along with another individual in a speeding vehicle. Both victims were treated at the scene and subsequently transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, where they succumbed to their injuries. Davis passed away several hours after Popovich.

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