Discovery Bay: Shultz Charged With Murder, But Will Not Face Death Penalty


An 18-year-old has been charged with murder with a special circumstance enhancement in the death of a 9-year-old Discovery Bay boy, however, he will not face the death penalty.

Investigators say Shultz stabbed 9-year-old Jordan Almgren early Sunday morning on the 1900 block of Frost Way in Discovery Bay.  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 Sunday, Shultz was taken into custody without incident while being treated at Kaiser Antioch Medical Center after seeing social media reports that Schultz was wanted.

A day before the stabbing  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.

According to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, Shultz faces the following charges:

  • 01 F PC 187(a)             MURDER                         04/26/2015
  • E  PC 12022(b)(1)         ENH – USE OF DEADLY/DANGEROUS WEAPON
  • 02 F PC 459/460(a)         FIRST DEGREE RESIDENTIAL BURGL 04/26/2015
  • E  PC 667.5(c)(21)        SA-1ST DEG BURG COMMITTED WHILE

Sheriff’s officials had not established the motive for the stabbing as of Monday.

The stabbing remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact sheriff’s detectives at (925) 313-2600.


  1. Evidently the hospital evaluation was flawed. Send that doctor back to a different school. It is a sad day for the victims family.

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