Antioch: 3 Escape Home After Man Under Influence Fires Gun

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On Sunday at approximately 5:18 pm, the Antioch Police Department began receiving reports of a male subject who was armed with a gun inside a home, in the 3900 block of Finch Drive.

According to Lieutenant Powell Meads, it was reported that the male was possibly under the influence of a controlled substance, acting irrationally, and had pointed the gun at other occupants of the home.  Three adults were inside the home and were hiding in an upstairs bedroom.

Meads said Antioch Police Officers arrived on scene and set up a perimeter on the residence.  They were able to make contact with the three victims through a second story window, and confirm the responsible was on the first floor, still armed and hallucinating / acting erratic.

After a short time on scene, a gunshot was heard from inside the residence.  Officers quickly approached the residence and prepared to make entry, while simultaneously beginning to evacuate the three victims from the second story window and onto the driveway.

“As this was occurring, the responsible began to exit the front door of the residence, where officers were able to detain him peacefully,” said Meads.

The responsible was a 40-year-old resident of Antioch, who was determined to be in a previous dating relationship with the primary resident.

The responsible was a convicted felon who was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), with an active warrant for violating his PRCS terms.  A loaded semi-auto handgun was located inside the residence, along with additional ammunition and evidence the gun was just fired.  The responsible was booked into County Jail for various weapons violations, violation of probation, and assault with a firearm.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441.  You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

 


5 COMMENTS

  1. PRCS Post Release Community Supervision; You Californians voted for it. This is the result of PRCS more often than not, rehabilitation needs to happen inside a facility NOT in our neighborhoods. California can be liberal as it wants, and stay Democrat in it’s politics; however it can not continue to be soft on crime. The citizens of California are being victimized by California’s soft on crime approach (Which is Obviously voted in by the majority of California Voters).

    • Now, we have Prop 57 which means that criminals will be released sooner than their sentences dictate. Isn’t that just terrific? Law-abiding citizens must now arm themselves for their own protection because the law now is working against us.

  2. I presume the “influence” walked over to this puke and forced itself into his mouth or up his nose!

  3. Why it that so many mentally-ill people try to kill? Why don’t we see mentally-ill people do something like want to steal flowers from people’s front yards. it’s always killing. Anyone know?

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