Police identify suspect in deadly Granada Bowl shooting in Livermore


LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) — Livermore police have identified the suspect responsible for the shooting that killed one man and injured two others at a bowling alley in Livermore on Saturday night.

The video in the media player above is from a previous report.

Police say 27-year-old Roger Aleman Garcia, also known as Roger Aleman, is suspected of shooting and killing 28-year-old Antonio Vargas at the Granada Bowl. Garcia is a convicted felon with an extensive criminal history, including assault with a deadly weapon, police say, and is prohibited from owning a firearm.

Livermore Police say the suspect is armed and dangerous. They are asking for the public’s help in locating him and contacting the police if they see him.

This is a developing story. The previous article follows.

The search is underway for a killer who left a man dead and two others injured in a bowling alley in Livermore on Saturday night.

No arrests have been made and police say they have not released any suspect descriptions, but are following reports and leads.

On Sunday evening, dozens of family members remembered the deceased young man.

“He just went out for a night of bowling,” a heartbroken Jose Vargas said, referring to his 28-year-old son, Antonio Vargas. The young man was shot and killed at the Granada Bowl bowling alley in Livermore.

“He just said he was going with some friends,” said Jose, who spoke to us with the help of an interpreter.

“He’s speechless right now, his son was a ‘no problem’ son. He had started a carpet cleaning business.”

Dozens of people showed up outside the closed bowling alley Sunday night to remember Vargas. Lots of hugs and tears from those who knew him best. His father was proud of his son, saying he was a DACA recipient who came here from Mexico, worked hard and got out of trouble.

Police said it happened around 6 p.m. Saturday. There was an argument, a physical fight, and then gunfire that fatally struck Vargas and injured two other people in the bar.

A witness told us that kids at a birthday party wearing matching t-shirts immediately ran outside in their bowling shoes.

Another witness said she saw people running away from the bowling alley as she was stopped at a red light.

“A bunch of people started running and all these young adults were running in different directions and I was like what was going on. They just didn’t seem worried about trying to run away…it was so alarming,” said Sonya Gividen of Livermore.

Vargas tells us he wouldn’t wish his pain on anyone, but he will always remember the last thing he said to his son on Saturday.

“May God be with you and take care of you. That was the last time we spoke to each other,” said Jose, who went on to say, “He always learned to respect his elders and any other anyone in general. We’ve never received a complaint on behalf of anyone’s behavior or anything rude.”

The Vargas family has created a GoFundMe page. They hope to raise enough money to be able to send Antonio’s body back to Mexico.

The Granada Bowl released a statement on its Facebook page saying, “The staff and management of the Granada Bowl are deeply saddened by the senseless acts of violence that occurred at our center on Saturday evening. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. the safety and security of our customers and employees is and will always remain a top priority. We will do everything in our power to help local authorities bring the responsible party to justice.

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