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Pizza delivery driver 24-year-old Gabriel Stewart shot and killed while sitting in his car outside home in Oakley

He was on a break, police said, from delivering pizzas at Domino’s.



The Oakley Police Department has identified the shooting death of 24-year-old pizza delivery driver Gabriel Stewart as their top priority.

Stewart was fatally shot while seated in his car outside his residence in Oakley on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities are actively seeking two suspects associated with the incident: one who was driving the vehicle that pulled up beside him just before 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of Rutherford Lane, and the individual who exited the car, approaching Stewart and firing multiple shots at close range.

During his break from delivering pizzas for Domino’s, Gabriel Stewart was tragically shot and killed while sitting in his car. At the time of the incident, Stewart’s mother was inside their residence, preparing to wrap Christmas gifts in the front room.

Chief Paul Beard of the Oakley Police Department shared that upon hearing the gunshots, she sought shelter in a safer part of the house.

Later, she ventured outside and discovered her son. Authorities have not disclosed potential motives or provided descriptions of the suspects involved in the case.

“We still lack a clear motive at this point,” Beard expressed. “The perspective I’m adopting now is that a truly innocent man was unjustly taken from his family.”

The local police department’s investigative unit, along with the assistance of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab, has been actively involved in examining the incident. Chief Beard emphasized the added emotional weight of the tragedy, particularly during the holiday season.

He emphasized that it is a challenging time to be making funeral arrangements and conveyed his belief that such incidents shouldn’t occur anywhere, with the impact intensifying during this time of the year.

If anyone possesses surveillance footage from that period, kindly reach out to Detective Dombrouski at 925-325-6670.