Discovery Bay: Sheriff’s Office Issues Update on Homicide Investigation


Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff are continuing to investigate a homicide that occurred on Sunday in Discovery Bay.

williamschultzSuspect William Shultz is currently at the Martinez Detention Facility on one count of murder. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

On Sunday at about 10:09 AM, the Office of the Sheriff received a report of a stabbing that occurred at a residence on the 1900 block of Frost Way in Discovery Bay. When Deputies arrived at the home, they were told the stabbing victim, 9-year-old Jordan Almgren, was being driven to the hospital by a family member. Deputies on scene identified 18-year-old Shultz as the suspect.

Shultz is known to the victim’s family and was staying at the home on a sleepover. Detectives believe at some point during the early morning, he attacked Almgren for unknown reasons. Detectives are still trying to establish a motive.

At 3:01 PM, Kaiser Antioch Medical Center notified the Office of the Sheriff that Shultz was being treated at their facility after a nurse had apparently seen social media reports that Shultz was wanted. Deputies responded to the hospital and arrested Shultz without incident.

On Saturday at about 11 AM, Deputies were dispatched to Shultz’s residence in Discovery Bay and requested by his family to evaluate Shultz’s mental health status. During this contact, Deputies determined that Shultz did not meet the criteria as defined in Welfare and Institutions Code 5150. However, Shultz voluntarily agreed to be transported to County Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Deputies requested an ambulance, which transported Shultz to County Hospital.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detectives at (925) 313-2600.


  1. Sad story for all involved.

    I wonder why the little boy (victim) was transported to the hospital by his mother? I don’t know if it would have made any difference, but shouldn’t she have called 911?

    And why was the suspect being treated at the hospital? What was he being treated for?

    Please continue to keep us updated. Thanks.

    • Resources are scarce out here, there’s only one open fire station in DiscoveryBay that also covers for engines in Brentwood, Antioch and Oakley. Who knows how long it could’ve taken them to get there. As a parent knowing the limited availability of first responders we have, I would’ve done the same thing.

  2. ALWAYS call and wait for 911. Not knowing the extent of his injuries, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that John Muir urgent care -the facility to which I believe he was taken – is in no way equipped to deal with that kind of trauma. Life saving interventions may have been implemented on scene and during transport to the appropriate facility or while awaiting helo. Sooooooo sad. =(

  3. Oh how I wish Schultz had stayed at Martinez for help and his family had insisted
    I could cry!!!

  4. Can you imagine every agonizing second as a mother waiting for an ambulance? I sincerely doubt I could wait either.

  5. Please folks, resist the urge to second guess the parents who drove their injured child to the hospital. Even if you have factual information regarding the specifics of the case (injuries, patient status, cause of death, treatment rendered, etc) which you don’t, these parent are grieving. Please show compassion by not adding to their grief.

  6. Robert, this is a website for information and comments. It is not a grieving site. I believe commenters here have been very respectful with their comments and questions.

    Fire departments are equipped for emergency medical care and preparation for emergency transport via ambulance or air transport to an appropriate trauma center. The ems system is in place for a reason, second guessing the availability of the first due engine company is ridiculous.

    When in doubt, call 911. Driving to a hospital in a true emergency endangers everyone.

    I can’t even begin to imagine how the parents of both families are dealing with their grief. I doubt highly that they are reading blogs and websites.

    Sorry Robert but it is you that seems to be lacking factual information.

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