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Good Samaritan shot during Concord mall robbery dies, suspect arrested

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(CONCORD, Calif.) A Good Samaritan shot during a New Year's Eve robbery at the Sunvalley mall died at the hospital this week and the suspect was arrested.

According to previous reporting from the East Bay Times, officers responded to reports of a shooting in the lower level of the mall around 3:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Upon arrival, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and took him to a hospital where he was initially listed in critical but stable condition.

It was later revealed that the shooting victim was fatally hit while trying to assist a robbery victim. One of the robbery suspects shot him while they fled the mall.

On Thursday, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office coroner's division identified the man who died as 32-year-old Calvin Crosby of Concord. Authorities indicated Crosby died Wednesday due to the injuries sustained from the shooting.

Police arrested a suspect who was reportedly involved in the crime but would not release any additional information.

“The case is still under investigation and we will not release any more information at this time,” police said, according to KPIX.

The bloody New Year's Eve robbery left the mall on lockdown for multiple hours. Limited information was initially released about the nature of the shooting and how the robbery started. Mall employees recalled a chaotic scene amidst the lockdown to both KPIX and the East Bay Times.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective James Nielsen with the department’s major crime unit by calling 925-603-5817, referring to case #21-12835.

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