The elder Murray is being held without bail at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, and is scheduled to return to court on March 13 to enter a plea.
Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said the two brothers are members of a well-known ranching family in rural Livermore and they got into "a family dispute that turned into gun violence."
In other news
* The Pleasanton Police Department is investigating a robbery near Bernal Community Park during which two armed people stole a pedestrian's laptop bag and pistol-whipped the victim before fleeing the area last week.
The situation unfolded just before 9 p.m. Feb. 21 in the area of Bernal Avenue and Oak Vista Way, near Fire Station No. 4 and across from the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
The victim was walking eastbound on the pedestrian path along Bernal Avenue when he was approached by two people who pulled out handguns and demanded his laptop bag, according to police.
The victim turned over the bag, which contained his laptop, cellphone and wallet, police said. Before the robbers fled, one hit the victim in the face with a handgun, causing a cut to the bridge of his nose that required medical attention.
The robbers rushed away toward the Chevron station at the corner of Bernal and Valley avenues and escaped the area without being caught, police said. The victim ran home and called 9-1-1.
The culprits remain at-large. Police described their first suspect as a Hispanic man, approximately 25-35 years old, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. The victim could not provide a description for the second robber, police said.
Investigators said anyone with information about the robbery should contact the department at 931-5100.
* A Danville man was fatally shot at commercial property he owned in the town on Sunday afternoon.
The victim was identified as 76-year-old John Moore, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office.
Danville Police Chief Allan Shields said Monday that police have identified the suspected gunman as Mark Allan Sypien, 51, whose last known address was in Dublin.
Sypien fled the Bay Area on Sunday in a Ford Escape with Illinois license plate, but he was found in Illinois on Wednesday suffering from serious injuries after apparently shooting himself in his parents' home that afternoon, according to the Kane County Chronicle. Sypien was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at an area hospital.
Moore's body was discovered behind a commercial building he owned at the end of Fostoria Way, behind Crow Canyon Medical Center, according to his sister-in-law Patti Rinetti.
"He was a great guy; he was loved by everybody, a really prominent person in the community, who didn't have an enemy in the world," Rinetti said during an interview at the property on Monday morning. "We're just in shock right now, he's such a great guy and were all just trying to process it right now. It's just hard to believe that he's gone, it's just crazy."
Police first received a call around 2:25 p.m. Sunday, reporting gunshots in the 3400 block of Fostoria Way, in a business park near the Danville-San Ramon border. Arriving officers found Moore dead from gunshot wounds.
Additional details about the case, including a potential motive, have not been been released by investigators.
"I only met with (Moore) a few times, but he was well-loved," said Donny Bryant, who works in the area. "It's scary knowing it only happened a few feet from our office."
Police are requesting that anyone with information on the case to contact detectives at 314-3702. Anonymous tips can also be forwarded to police via Nixle by texting "Tip DanPD" and your tip to 888777.
In a community where serious violent crimes are rare, this marks the first murder in Danville since February 2016 -- when the town experienced the second of two murder-suicide incidents in less than a year. Before that, the town's last murder was 2009.
* A driver on Interstate 580 in the Tri-Valley managed to rack up about $1,000 in traffic fines Monday afternoon with two speeding tickets in 11 minutes, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
The California Highway Patrol first stopped the driver of a 2014 Nissan Altima at 12:30 p.m. for traveling 90-plus mph on westbound I-580 near Grant Line Road and the Altamont Pass, according to CHP Officer Tyler Hahn.
The same car was pulled over by a different officer 11 minutes later near Greenville Road in Livermore for going 103 mph, Hahn said.
The CHP tells drivers to slow down after handing out speeding tickets -- not to speed up, Hahn said.
The tickets probably cost the driver $400 to $500 apiece. "That was an expensive 11 minutes," Hahn said.
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