UPDATE: July 28 – The District Attorney’s Office has dropped their case against Casillas-Flores, citing a lack of evidence. Information about the shooting continues to come in, with witnesses saying a conflict between two groups partying inside the Spoontonic Lounge eventually spilled out into the street and ended in gunfire. A social media post from the lounge’s owners maintained that all efforts were taken to ensure the safety of patrons at the club that night.
Police in Walnut Creek announced an arrest in a recent murder, taking a Brentwood man into custody and their case before the district attorney today.
Investigators said they arrested Jose Guillermo Casillas-Flores, 22, on Thursday during a traffic stop in an unidentified area. A handgun and ammunition were seized during a search of his residence, police said.
No additional suspects are outstanding, according to investigators.
Casillas-Flores is in custody on suspicion of the murder of Lutfi Abbushi, 25, of San Pablo – killed during a flurry of gunfire outside the Spoontonic Lounge in the city July 18.