Antioch: Second Suspect in Pepperetree Way Homicide Arrested

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On Thursday, the Antioch Police Department said a second suspect has been arrested in connection with the December 4 fatal shooting on Peppertree Way in the City of Antioch.

According to police, on Dec. 11,  26-Year-Old Demario Brown came to the Antioch Police Department after he learned of the SWAT operations that were conducted regarding this case. Brown was arrested on a probable cause warrant for this murder and later booked into the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez.

The arrest came after police announced the arrest of 45-Year-Old Vernon Louisville in the City of Vallejo which prompted a warrant search in the 2900 block of Honeynut Street in Antioch.

On December 12, 2019, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged Brown with Garrison’s murder along with a firearms enhancement. Louisville and Brown are both being held in the Contra Costa County Jail and both have a bail set at 2-Million-Dollars.

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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.

On December 11, 2019, the Antioch Police Department and Pittsburg Police Department SWAT teams successfully conducted two high-risk search warrants for evidence related to this case.

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.