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Man Who Shot at Family Taken into Custody by Antioch Police SWAT Team

by ECT
Antioch Police

On June 26, at approximately 10:55 pm, the Antioch Police Department responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Sunview Way for the report of a shooting. It was reported that 18-year-old Gideon Alemayehu brandished a handgun at family members and then fired several gunshots as the family members were fleeing the residence.

Antioch Police Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victims at a neighboring home. Through the victims’ statements and physical evidence located at the scene, officers confirmed that Alemayehu had in fact possessed a handgun and fired it numerous times.

None of the victims were physically injured. Alemayehu may have fled the residence prior to police arrival and was not arrested.

Antioch PoliceOn June 27, at approximately 11:30 am, the Antioch Police Department received information that Alemayehu had returned to his residence. APD Patrol Officers responded back to the 5000 block of Sunview Wy, accompanied by the APD SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Teams.

Shortly after the APD SWAT Team arrived on scene, Alemayehu exited his residence and surrendered peacefully. The firearm believed to be used in this incident was recovered inside the residence.

Alemayehu will be booked at Contra Costa County Jail for a variety of charges to include Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Threats.

  • Location: 5000 Block of Sunview Wy
  • Arrested: Gideon Alemayehu, 18 Years Old

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCH.

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Tom Ellis Jun 28, 2021 - 1:14 am

Oh yeah! Defund the police! Maybe the City Council “trio” what is calling for that should be the ones who are sent to de-escalate such a situation. Let’s see how they do! Idiots!

DJ53 Jun 28, 2021 - 1:28 am

At least he surrendered peacefully. Maybe he’ll be a role model for these other criminals who force the police to use lethal force and then the police are criticized for it. Hopefully he gets the help he needs if it is a mental health issue. You think a mental crisis would go on a call like this? Sounds like APD did a great job keeping everyone safe.

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