On July 8th, 2020at 10:51PM, Antioch Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Mellissa Circle for a 35-year-old male who had been shot while sitting in the driver side seat of his vehicle.
The investigation revealed that the 35-year-old male had just pulled into a driveway in 1400 block of Mellissa Circle, when an unknown suspect or suspects approached the male’s vehicle and fired numerous rounds into the car.
According to Sergeant James Stenger, the male victim was struck several times during the shooting. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There is limited suspect information and no one has been taken into custody at this time.
No further information will be released regarding this case at this time and the victim will not be identified until an autopsy is performed by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Bledsoe at 925-779-6884 or Detective Smith at 925-779-6876. Anonymous tips can also be called into 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.