Sibling dispute leads to Christmas Eve fatal shooting in San Pablo

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Photo: Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

A man shot by his brother in their San Pablo home on Christmas Eve died from his injuries on Friday, Jan. 5, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff.

Deputy sheriffs responded at about 4 p.m. to a shooting at a home in the 2900 block of Rollingwood Drive in unincorporated San Pablo. When they arrived, they found 46-year-old Christopher Thomas inside the residence. He was treated by paramedics and taken to a local hospital.

The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Nicolas Adjuder, who also lived in the home, was later found nearby, taken into custody and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF) for assault with a deadly weapon. He bailed out the next day, according to the sheriff’s office.

After learning the victim died, the Office of the Sheriff again arrested Adjuder at his home for murder. He was interviewed by detectives and is now being held in custody in lieu of $1 million bail.

“Detectives say the two were arguing prior to Adjuder shooting Thomas,” the sheriff’s office said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any tips or information on this case is asked to call the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. You can also email: or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.