On Sunday at approximately 9:36 pm, Antioch Police were dispatched to a report of a male who had been shot in the 3400 block Rio Grande Drive in the City of Antioch.
Police responded to St. Christopher Court for a subject who had been shot. When police arrived, they located a 57-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid and called for Contra Costa Fire Department and ambulance paramedics.
The victim was transported to a local area trauma center where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
Detectives from the Antioch Police Department’s Investigations Bureau responded to the scene. During the preliminary investigation officers learned that the shooting happened in the roadway, at the 3400 block of Rio Grande Drive, after some sort of confrontation between the victim and an unknown suspect.
Afterwards, the victim fled to St. Christopher Court where the police were called.
This was Antioch’s 7th Homicide of 2019.
On 9/1/2019, at approximately 9:20 PM, an argument between several subjects started in the east driveway of the Chevron Gas Station located at 1235 California Avenue in Pittsburg. The argument appears to be over a road rage incident.
The road rage incident continued into Antioch where Oakland resident,57-year-old Raul Garcia, was shot and killed in the 3400 Block of Rio Grande Drive.
The Antioch Police Department is asking anyone who saw the argument at the Chevron Gas Station in Pittsburg or the shooting in Antioch to come forward with any information they may have regarding this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gonzalez at 925-779-6923,or 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.