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.
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.
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.