Man Charged in Cold Case Murder of 22-Year-Old California Barber 21 Years Ago

Danny Guyse

Police in California have arrested a suspect in connection with a 2000 cold-case murder of a 22-year-old barber, who was found shot to death inside his car.

The Pittsburg Police Department in the Bay Area on Thursday announced the arrest on Paea Tasini, 45, for the murder of Danny Guyse.

Tasini, of Elk Cove, was also charged with attempted murder in connection with a separate shooting that also took place in 2000.

According to the police, Tasini’s arrest 21 years later came after cold-case detectives served a search warrant and obtained new evidence ‘critical to the case.’

22-year-old Danny Guyse with his mom in Pittsburg, California
Guyse was found shot twice in the head behind the wheel of his car in the 1600 block of Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg, California, on September 27, 2000

The case began unfolding on the night of September 27, 2000, when police in Pittsburg received a 911 call about a man who had been shot while sitting in his car at 1605 Railroad Avenue.

The victim, Guyse, was found slumped over the steering wheel with two gunshots to the head. He was taken to Sutter Delta Medical Center, where he died of his injuries less than an hour later.

The victim was remembered as a talented young barber who was about to start a new job as a custodian at Pittsburg Unified School District, reported East Bay Times. 

The only lead detectives had at the time was that the gunman possibly fled the scene of the shooting in a light-colored Ford Mustang.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Snejana Farberov