CONCORD, CA (July 7, 2023) — On February 28, 2021, Robert Franklin Currier was found deceased, as a result of gunshot wounds, in the roadway on Concord Ave. near Meridian Park Blvd.
Investigators found evidence and witnesses at the scene. However, the suspects had fled the area. Detectives identified the suspect vehicle and subsequently arrested Viliami Ofanoa related to the killing. They later released Ofanoa from custody pending further investigation.
Throughout this ongoing investigation, the Concord Police Major Crimes Detectives worked closely with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. They conducted a detailed analysis of phone records, DNA evidence, and license plate reader data to establish probable cause to re-arrest Viliami Ofanoa for the murder of Robert Currier.
In June 2023, Concord Police served the arrest warrant for Viliami Ofanoa with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Contra Costa County Safe Streets Task Force. The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Viliami Ofanoa. The charges include murder, as well as an enhancement for use of a firearm. The court set his bail at $2,000,000.