The Antioch Police Department have detained two suspects involved in a hit and run that led to a pursuit on the streets of Antioch today which ended in a major injury accident at Somersville and Delta Fair Road near the Highway 4 onramp.
The first crash occurred at W 9th Street and J Street at approximately 11:30 am and at approximately 11:35 am another crash occurred on Somersville Road after the gold vehicle, driven by the suspects, crashed into another vehicle. At that point, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot and hopped a fence behind Auto Zone in a boat storage lot.
Police tracked the suspect where a K9 bite occurred and the suspect was taken into custody. Police recovered at least two firearms in the incident.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and AMR were on scene treating multiple patients. CHP was also on scene working the crash with APD.
No other information was released on scene.
UPDATE PER ANTIOCH POLICE
Today, around 11:27 am, APD Dispatch began receiving 9-1-1 calls reporting a traffic collision at West 10th and G streets. Callers reported one of the involved vehicle occupants was seen in possession of a firearm.
Officers immediately responded and learned from bystanders that the armed individual got into a gold Chrysler 300. Officer Ewart arrived and saw a matching vehicle fleeing the scene. Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled and eventually got into Highway 4 westbound. The Chrysler exited at Somersville Road, ran a red light, and collided with another vehicle exiting eastbound Highway 4.
Two occupants in the Chrysler remained at the scene and one fled on foot. Officer Amiri and Canine Purcy located him hiding in the rear of a business, and he was arrested along with the other occupants.
Officers found two firearms (including an assault weapon) a ski mask, wig, and different license plates in the vehicle. The Chrysler also had switched license plates mounted on the vehicle. All three individuals in the Chrysler were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The motorist who was hit by their vehicle was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
APD investigators will be determining the Chrysler’s involvement in other potential crimes. We ask residents to please check their cameras in the areas of G Street, West 10th Street, and D Street. If you have any information on this incident, please call our Dispatch Center at (925) 778-2441. You can also send an anonymous text tip to 274637 with the keyword ANTIOCH.
We would like to thank the business owners and employees who helped out officers as we searched for the individual who fled. We extend our thoughts and well-wishes to all those impacted from this incident. We would also like to thank personnel from CHP, Contra Costa Fire and American Medical Response for their assistance at the scene.