The Antioch Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at approximately 11:00 pm Friday night at a home on Mandarin Way in the City of Antioch.
It was reported that a family member began firing gunshots inside a home which also struck neighboring homes on the street. He then barricaded himself inside the house for approximately 5-hours before surrendering after a chemical agent was deployed by the SWAT team.
No injuries were reported.
6:00 am Antioch Police Update
On 3/26/2021, at approximately 2300 hours, Antioch Police dispatch received calls of shots fired at multiple addresses in the 2200 block of Mandarin Wy. Upon arrival, Officers determined a 39 year-old estranged family member had arrived at one of the residences unannounced.
The suspect was acting paranoid and without explanation began firing shots inside of the house which also penetrated the neighboring residence. Officers were able to safely evacuate the family members and learned the suspect was still inside the house armed.
A perimeter was set up and nearby residences were evacuated for safety.
As a result, a SWAT call out was initiated as well as CNT response. The SWAT team responded with their Rescue Vehicle, which allowed for safe deployment of officers and provided ballistic cover in the event of gunfire from the suspect. Attempts to contact the barricaded suspect were initially unsuccessful.
The SWAT team was able to have UAV Operators visually clear most of the residence with UAV’s. A police K9 located the suspect locked inside of a bathroom, but he refused to surrender.
Antioch Police Crisis Negotiators attempted to establish communication in order to get the suspect to surrender, but he continued to refuse. Eventually the SWAT team deployed chemical agents through the bathroom door. The chemical agents were effective and the suspect eventually surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident or use of force.
The suspect was identified as Sudan Holland. He received medical treatment at a local hospital for chemical exposure and was booked into Martinez County Jail.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non emergency line at (925)778-2441or Detective Bledsoe at 925-779-6884. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH