U.S. Marshals assist in Bowling Alley Shooting Suspect Arrest

U.S. Marshals assist in Bowling Alley Shooting Suspect Arrest
Photo:  File photo of Sirjantz T. Moliga |  Hercules PD
Written By: Jim Emerson

PINOLE — An ongoing investigation of a shooting at AMF Pinole Valley Lanes has led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man. The suspect was identified with the help from witnesses, and surveillance video from the bowling alley as Sirjantz T. Moliga.

Gunfire erupted outside the bowling alley on March 27 at approximately 8:15 p.m. Responding officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospitals for medical treatment and released.

Police learned the shooting was preceded by an argument between two groups of individuals inside the bowling alley. The argument moved outside to the parking lot, where one man started shooting, hitting the two victims and nearby vehicles.

A perimeter was set up and a search for the suspect commenced. Hercules and Richmond police, California Highway Patrol and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office assisted Pinole PD. However, the suspect was able to elude police at that time.

With help from the U.S. Marshals Service, Moliga was tracked to Hayward, where he was taken into custody.

Moliga was arrested December 12 by Pinole police with a Ramey Warrant. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and carrying a concealed firearm. Bond for release from custody was set at $900,000.

The shooting investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information can contact the Pinole Police Department at 510-724-1111.

U.S. Marshals assist in Bowling Alley Shooting Suspect Arrest was last modified: December 23rd, 2022 by admin
Categories: Contra Costa

About Author

Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.