A Clayton man who just celebrated his 73rd birthday suffered fatal stab wounds while visiting Clayton's main post office Saturday morning.
A suspect, identified by the Contra Costa Times as Shannon Bradley Moore, 37, of Concord, is in custody in the stabbing death of Raymond Casso. The attack occurred in the normal tranquil, low-crime city of Clayton. You can view a photo of the victim at the local blogging site, Claycord.com.
Casso was attacked at the post office at 6150 Center Street at 11 a.m. for reasons that are either unknown or for which the police are withholding comment. The assailant, chased by witnesses, fled across the street to Ed's Mudville Grill, where he was arrested.
Claycord.com says an off-duty Clayton police officer and another person helped capture the suspect. Claycord.com, which has been posting frequent updates about the case throughout the day, says that this slaying is the first to occur in Clayton since 1995.
Update Sunday morning: Mister Writer, another blogging friend, knew Casso through the Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise Rotary Club and has some nice words to say about this always jovial, easy-going man and the insanity that occurred in Clayton Saturday.