Update: Antioch Homicide, Robbery Suspect Found Deceased


The Antioch Police Department announced Wednesday that the suspect in a homicide and robbery that occurred on the evening of July 3 was founded deceased on Tuesday morning.

On July 3 at approximately 8:26 PM, an Antioch Police Department patrol officer observed an armed robbery occurring inside the Valero Gas Station at 1801 Hillcrest Avenue.

The patrol officer intervened and confronted the armed suspect. The patrol officer fired his duty weapon at the suspect striking the suspect in the torso.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and was not initially located. Just prior to the patrol officer intervening, the suspect had beaten and shot the victim causing fatal injuries.

The firearm used by the suspect was recovered at the scene. The victim was the gas station clerk and has been identified as 57-year-old Mohammad Ataie.

According to Antioch Police Lieutenant Desmond Bittner, on July 4, the suspect, a 42-year-old black male, was located deceased near his vehicle which was parked in the 100 block of W. 20th Street in Antioch.

“It appears that the suspect fled the scene of the robbery/homicide in his vehicle and stopped at this location for unknown reasons,” said Bittner in a press release.

The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney are currently investigating the incident. The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time as investigators are still attempting to locate his family. The investigation is still ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

This is the sixth homicide in Antioch in 2017.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call Detective James Colley with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6922. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

 Update: Antioch Police Identify Suspect

The deceased suspect in this incident has been identified as 42 year old Zepp Crouchet of El Cerrito.



  1. Sad for the family’s loss. Glad to see this piece of crap paid for it with his life. Hope he suffered in his crappy car before he bled out.

    • Its a lose for you and your homeboys man, no more late not robberies, no more swisher packs and hot cheetos, no more shutting down traffic yelling F all cops, no more burning down CVS in the name of Black lives
      no more sharing welfare checks, Shalonada and Shaquishi his 2 baby mamas will miss him, but he wasn’t a dad anyways, he left after he found them section 8 brauds was pregnantz lmfao

      • Oh yea I forgot, when white sports fans destroy property in the name of their sports teams it’s ok. When they do mass shootings and kill innocent people they’re not terrorists, they’re “mentally ill”. When they perform genocide, destroy other cultures resources, and steal land, it’s just business. Small minds talk about people, big minds talk ideas. I hate when ignorant fools like you rag on individual poor people but turn a blind eye to the real enemy destroying the earth- and it’s not the section 8 dude getting hot cheetos, it’s the rich white man in a suit.

      • It’s ridiculous people like you claim “fake news” but go on loving this narrative of dark people as criminals. Meanwhile white collar criminals destroy the earth, take people’s homes and retirements, steal freedoms and taxes; but since this isn’t news you ignore it. At least those demonstrations in spirit meant something. Go put some mayo on your wonder bread and worship your celebrity prez like Reagan you pawn.

  2. At least the victims family has some sort of closure. Prayers to them… Like Gar Beun said hope he died in pain… Good job APD…

      • if you read and comprehended I said some sort HENCE not complete but piece of mind the POS that did this to the family is dead and was found dead and probably suffered in death. So you think about it.. reading and comprehending what you read go hand in hand.

  3. Hopefully they dont use taxpayer dollars for a funeral, just burn the body and use it for fertilizer and then finally section 8 ghetto boy zepp will be of some use to society.

    • Proper term is “incinerate” but yes it happens more than you think. Naive people think everyone gets a $5000+ funeral when really, death is as routine as a comment on ECT ya dig. We make life beautiful, Zepp made the idiotic decision to bring violence into a stupid crime. He deserved to be killed. Human life can be as meaningless as roadkill if we make it and he made his decision. He could’ve used his body for good, but nope he used it to rob and murder in a 711. Quit putting humans on a pedestal, we’re animals too obviously.

      • Common sense and logic goes against everything the ghetto worms know.

        Humans are the smartest animal on the planet…….and the dumbest

  4. People will keep it moving when a dog gets put down but will picket in the street when a human does the same and gets the same treatment. We’re animals folks, bipedal primate mammals- get over it.

  5. Good job APD one less pos in our community. My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Ataie, So very sad this useless pos took the life a of a good man who was just doing his job working for his family. Only good thing about this story is that the APD shot the jerk and he is dead.

  6. Sad that a two lives were taken. Why am I hoping APD kill more Antioch criminals involved in the act of violence?