Stephen Ellison

Suspect Arrested in Discovery Bay Fatal Shooting

A 19-year-old Antioch man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Discovery Bay man last weekend, Contra Costa County Sheriff's officials said.

Brayan Zavala was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of fatally shooting 48-year-old Bradley MacHugh early Sunday morning in a Discovery Bay neighborhood.

Detectives said MacHugh was involved in a dispute with occupants in two vehicles over reckless driving. During the dispute, detectives believe Zavala shot MacHugh, sheriff's officials said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office Investigation Division at (925) 404-4200 or call the anonymous tip lines at (925) 313-1166 or (866) 846-3592. Tips can also be emailed to:

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