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