WALNUT CREEK — A construction site worker killed last week in what authorities called an unexpected attack by a co-worker has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.
Harry Edward Swayne, 60, of San Pablo, died at the scene March 8 after being “violently and unexpectedly” attacked with a metal pole, police said. The incident occurred in the 1800 block of Lacassie Avenue, where a 178-unit apartment complex is being built.
Police were called to a construction site on the 1800 block of Ygnacio Valley Boulevard around 7 p.m. and then found out the incident happened at Lacassie construction site.
Hakim Madjour, 34, of Concord, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Officers found Swayne with head wounds when they arrived at the scene, and tried unsuccessfully with other medical personnel to save his life, police said.
Police detained Madjour after they found him near the victim. They believe the murder weapon was a large metal pole that was taken as evidence from the crime scene.
Walnut Creek police Det. Andy Brown is working the case, and anyone with information can call him at 925-256-3553.
The homicide was the first in the city of Walnut Creek since April 27, 2017.
Madjour remained in custody Tuesday at the county jail in Martinez in lieu of $1 million bail.
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