On May 9, at around 10:52 pm, Brentwood officers responded to the 900 block of Sawyer Court to investigate a reported shooting into an occupied vehicle parked in a driveway.
Officers arrived on scene within minutes and quickly learned the only occupant in the vehicle, an adult female passenger escaped unharmed, however the vehicle was struck several times.
According to Lt. Walter O’Gordnick, the gunshots were fired from a moving vehicle that fled the scene immediately after the shooting.
Investigative leads led detectives to Discovery Bay the following day on May 10 where the suspect vehicle was located and recovered, and two suspects were taken in to custody without incident. The firearm believed to be used in the shooting was also recovered. This shooting was not a random act of violence as the suspects and victims knew each other.
The suspects were identified as 21 year-old, Nicholas Hinson and 21 year-old, Cory Simmons both Discovery Bay residents. Both were booked into the Martinez Detention Facility charged with the following felonies:
• Assault With a Deadly Weapon
• Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to call Detective Mike Maanao at 925-809-7762.