Police say missing 19-year-old Pittsburg man found dead in Salinas

A 19-year-old man who was reported missing is now Pittsburg’s fourth homicide victim of 2020, police said Tuesday.

Malik Pittman had been last seen during early evening on Dec. 29, when he was sitting with others in a vehicle parked in the 400 block of East Santa Fe Avenue.

Police said:

“Several gunshots were heard coming from inside the vehicle.”

Police described the vehicle as a newer gray four-door sedan that then fled with Pittman still inside.

Detectives investigating the disappearance contacted witnesses, reviewed video and checked area hospitals.

The Pittsburg Police Department was notified Thursday by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office that Pittman’s body had been located in Salinas, with several gunshot wounds to the torso.

Police say Pittman’s association with the other subjects in the vehicle remains unknown.

The department is the public’s assistance as it investigates the case and asks anyone with information to contact the tip-line at (925) 252-4040.

Last modified January 6, 2021 9:23 am

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