Suspect ID’d in death of man found in Oakland Hills

A transient from Concord has emerged as a suspect in the death of a man whose body was found in the Oakland hills earlier this month, police said Wednesday.

Concord police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Guadalupe Jose Robles. Investigators believe he shot to death 25-year-old Shafi Qasimi, according to a statement from Lt. Sean Donnelly.

Qasimi’s body was in the 3900 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard, about three-quarters of a mile off Fish Ranch Road, when officers responded about 7 pm on May 8. He had a gunshot wound, Donnelly said.

Qasimi also was a transient, and Donnelly said police believe he and Robles were involved in an altercation at a Concord homeless camp near the Willow Pass Road corridor May 5.

Police did not say how they believe the body got to Grizzly Peak Boulevard or whether anyone else was involved.

Investigators found Qasimi on land just west of the Siesta Valley Recreation Area, watershed property that is managed by the East Bay Municipal District.

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