Fremont man suspected of killing mother arrested

UPDATE SUNDAY 10/4 6:50 PM : Kensington Police Department received a call around 5:45 a.m. about a suspicion male with a bag on the back porch of a residence on Lake Drive. Officers found the man and detained him, identifying him as Omar Malik Pettigen.

Fremont Detectives transported Pettigen back to Fremont and interviewed him. He was booked into Fremont Jail Sunday evening on a charge of murder.

KRON4’s Philippe Djegal was in Fremont to find out more about the devastating situation. A full report is posted in the above video.

FREMONT (KRON) —  Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man suspected of violently killing his own mother in Fremont Tuesday morning.

Officers conducting a welfare check at an apartment in the 3900 block of Monroe Avenue around 11 a.m. Tuesday reportedly found a dead woman in her 60s.

Investigators said the “level of violence involved” in this case was “severe.”

The victim’s son, 31-year-old Omar Malik Pettigen, has been named as a suspect in the homicide and detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Pettigen is described as a 150 pound black man with brown eyes and black hair standing roughly 5 feet 11 inches tall. He’s known to frequent the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, according to police, and may have access to guns.

Anyone with information about Pettigen’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6800.

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