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Renard Curry was taken into custody in connection with the investigation of the killing of Timothy Smith, a 20 year old Pittsburg resident, who was shot and killed at the Union 76 Gas Station at 2150 Railroad Avenue. Robert Grant, who is Curry’s brother, is still being sought in connection with this murder. Grant is considered armed and dangerous and is aware that the police are actively looking for him.(Pittsburgh Police Department)

PITTSBURG -- Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a January homicide who frequents the East Bay and is considered armed and dangerous.

On Thursday, officials released photographs of Robert Grant, a suspect in the Jan. 29 killing of 20-year-old Pittsburg resident Timothy Smith. Police said Smith was shot about 9 a.m. at the Union 76 gas station at 2150 Railroad Avenue.

The shooter got away and police surrounded a home in the 100 block of Marin Avenue in Bay Point during an hours-long siege later that day, only to find the home empty when they entered.

Police have arrested several people in connection with the investigation, among them Renard Curry, Grant's brother. Curry was arrested several weeks ago on suspicion of murder in connection to Smith's killing, Pittsburg police Lt. Ron Raman said.

Grant, a San Francisco resident, has remained out of their grasp despite his frequent trips across the bridge, Raman said.

"The many leads we've had have not led us to him," he said. "It's time for the community's help."

Grant is aware police are looking for him, Raman said. If somebody encounters Grant, they should call 9-1-1. If anyone knows where he might be, they should call the Pittsburg Police Department tip line at 925-427-7369.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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