On July 3 at approximately 8:26 pm, a robbery/homicide occurred at the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and E. 18th Street at the Valero Gas Station.
Although police have yet to confirm, initial indications are that the store clerk was killed by the suspect. According to witnesses, at the time of the robbery/homicide, an Antioch Police officer was at 7-Eleven across the street and spotted the suspect and gave chase.
An officer involved shooting involving an Antioch Police Department patrol officer occurred at the scene of the robbery/homicide. However, police say the homicide occurred prior to when they arrived on scene and the homicide was not a result of the officer involved shooting.
The suspect apparently fled to a nearby neighborhood where police positioned themselves for an extended search in the area of Blossom Drive and Parsons Lane off E 18th.
It’s unclear if the Police have the suspect in custody.
The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney are currently investigating the incident and due to it being in the early stages, no further information was released.
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.