On Wednesday morning, the Antioch Police Department announced the arrest of a 45-year-old man in connection with a December 4 fatal shooting on Peppertree Way in the City of Antioch.
The shooting occurred at 11:40 pm and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office identified the victim in this shooting murder as 35-Year-Old Joseph Garrison.
Antioch Police Department Detectives were able to identify 45-Year-Old Vernon Louisville as a suspect in case within a few hours of the shooting. On December 5, 2019, Antioch Police Department detectives tracked Louisville to a residence in the 600 block of Daniels Street in Vallejo California.
During surveillance, Louisville was seen getting into a vehicle and when Antioch Police Department detectives and patrol officers attempted to contact Louisvillea short vehicle pursuit ensued. Louisville intentionally rammed a police vehicle in his attempt to escape. Louisville attempted to flee on foot at the end of the pursuit and was apprehended by Antioch Officer Amiri and his police K-9 Purcy.
On December 9, 2019, this case was presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and Louisville was charged with Garrison’s murder along with a firearms enhancement.
The Antioch SWAT team conducted a search at a residence in the 2900 block of Honeynut Street in Antioch. The Pittsburg SWAT team conducted a search at a residence in the 400 block of 12thStreet in Pittsburg.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brogdonat 925-779-6895, 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.