Brentwood, CA – On June 21 at around 11:14pm, Brentwood Police officers responded to the 200 block of Birch Street to investigate a shooting.
When officers arrived on scene they located two adult males suffering gunshot wounds. Both males were pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured during the shooting.
Brentwood detectives are in the early stages of the investigation and have yet to establish a motive.
According to Brentwood Police Lieutenant Walter O’Grodnick, the preliminary information suggests this was not a random act. The shooter was a resident and was unharmed during the incident. The scene is secured and there is nothing to suggest a threat to public safety.
The decedents have not been identified and no further information is available.
According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, the shooting created a gas leak at a PG&E meter due to being hit by a bullet.
This is the first homicide in Brentwood since March 2012.
Anyone with information related to this shooting is encouraged to call Detective Eric Huesman at (925) 809-7735.
Update Via Brentwood Police
Brentwood Police release additional information saying that both suspects were killed wile attempting an armed home invasion robbery. After being confronted by the armed suspects, the resident/victim retrieved a firearm and fired at the suspects in his own defense. At this point in the investigation, the victim is not being formally charged.
Both suspects were males in their 30’s and were both Antioch residents. Their identities are being withheld pending next of kin notification and the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information related to this homicide is encouraged to contact Detective Eric Huesman at (925) 809-7735