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SAN LEANDRO — Suspect fleeing from the law arrested for a murder at Bay Fair Center shopping mall. The victim died in the parking lot outside Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant in San Leandro on November 11.
California Highway Patrol officers detained Samuel D. Langworthy, 48, of Oakland, after spotting him driving on Interstate 5. His vehicle was pulled over 175 miles away from the crime scene in Fresno County near Coalinga. Langworthy was later arrested by San Leandro police for first-degree murder.
An argument between the suspect and the daughter of his domestic partner turned into a tragedy. The fatal shooting occurred on East 14 th Street during the busy lunch hour. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a prepared statement San Leandro police said. “Langworthy retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and shot the victim once in the head at close range. The firearm used in the shooting has not been found. Langworthy informed investigators he discarded it somewhere along the freeway but would not provide more specific details on the location.”
Langworthy is housed at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail ineligible for release on bond, pending his arraignment this month.
The suspect has a prior history of violence. Langworthy was convicted for battery in 2004. He was sentenced to three years of probation for this.