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Antioch Police Announce Arrest in Homicide of 12-Year-Old

by ECT

On Tuesday, the Antioch Police announced the arrest of Michael Dwyane Fritz, the man wanted in the connection with the murder of 12-year-old K’Lea Davis on May 12.

Police said Tuesday the Robbery-Homicide Unit has been continuously working on this case, following up on leads, interviewing witnesses, and processing evidence, since the evening of May 12TH.

“The unimaginable violence of this crime, that took away such a young member of the community, pressed into service all the resources the department could bring into play.  As the investigation quickly led to the identification of the suspect, Oakland resident Michael Dwyane Fritz, detectives reached out to the Oakland Police Department and the US Marshals Service for their assistance,” said police in a statement.

On May 25TH, Antioch’s Investigations Bureau, in collaboration with the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, developed information that led to the peaceful arrest of  Fritz.  It was learned Fritz was hiding at a house in the City of Oakland, on the 2300 block of 85th Avenue, which is a dense residential neighborhood near several schools.  At about 3:00 pm, Deputy US Marshals surrounded the residence and contacted the occupants.  Fritz exited the house peacefully and surrendered to the Deputies.  Afterwards, Fritz was turned over to Antioch detectives from the Violent Crimes and Special Operations Units assisting at the scene.

The Antioch PD values the partnerships we have developed with these allied agencies, and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the US Marshals Service and the Oakland Police Department, for their support and assistance in bringing this case to a successful conclusion.  The Antioch PD would also like to thank the communities for their assistance with this case.  The case will be presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office later this week.

There are no outstanding suspects in this case and the Antioch Police Department believes this was an isolated incident.

Original Release

The Antioch Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating MICHAEL DWAYNE FRITZ 4/22/2002. Fritz has been identified as the suspect who shot and killed 12-year-old K’Lea Davis on May 12, 2021, in Antioch.
Fritz currently has a warrant for his arrest for this case. It is believed that Fritz has cut his hair since the above photographs were taken.
Fritz should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If Fritz is seen or you know his location, please call 9-1-1 or the Antioch Police Dispatch center at (925)778-2441.
Anonymous tips or information about this – or any other incident – can be sent via text to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ANTIOCH.

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Frank May 25, 2021 - 8:13 pm

Good job APD keep getting those thugs off the streets. Back the Blue

Street-Sweeper May 26, 2021 - 6:33 am

Oakland, Antioch’s little brother.

Nice work APD!

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