Gun that killed Pittsburg officer also used in fatal Modesto shootout

Police Inspector Ray Giacomelli

The gun that killed Pittsburg police inspector

First Contact: City of Pittsburg mid 1980s'
Former Pittsburg Officer Eric Bergen

Yea I know him from how he pointed his weapon at me. He also
broke into my cabinet shop took thousands in equipment.

12:17 a.m., June 11, 2003
PITTSBURG – The gun that killed Pittsburg police inspector Ray Giacomelli in
is the same weapon his suspected killer fired in a fatal shoot-out with police,
according to ballistics tests.
Contra Costa Sheriff's Lt. Dan Terry said Tuesday the .40-caliber Glock handgun
killed Giacomelli was the same weapon used by Earl Foster Jr. during the
with police in Modesto.
Foster fled there after Giacomelli's slaying in Pittsburg on April 15.
Investigators found Foster at a strip mall pay phone in the Central Valley
two days later.
A shootout ensued after Foster began firing at police, Terry said.
Foster died of multiple gunshot wounds; he was hit 22 times, according to an
released Tuesday by the Stanislaus County coroner.
Law enforcement officials throughout northern California had launched a massive
manhunt to locate Foster.
The 46-year-old Giacomelli was killed while investigating the homicide of Eric
Huffman, the brother of Foster's girlfriend who was found slain April 7.
Both Giacomelli and Huffman were shot in the face. Police have said Foster is
only suspect in Huffman's slaying.


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