At 8:38 pm New Years Eve, Antioch Police responded to numerous reports of gunshots at the 2100 Block of L Street. Upon arrival, police located a 30-year-old male inside an apartment where he was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
According to police, witnesses were present and have provided statements to Officers. A handgun was recovered from the scene and was collected as evidence.
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene. The investigation is pending the final results from the Coroner’s investigation.
No further information was provided.
Update: The Contra Costa County Coroner has identified Melvin Bryant, Jr. as the man shot inside the apartment.
Information provided by Antioch Police Department