At 9am this morning, the Pittsburg police department along with other local and state agencies arrested Keni Thompson at a residence on J Street in the City of Martinez.
Thompson has a violent criminal history and was a wanted fugitive for an attempted homicide in the City of Antioch in 2010 and another in the City of Pittsburg in 2012. The Pittsburg incident occurred in the early morning hours on October 21st, 2012. Thompson pulled up to a vehicle on Harbor Street and shot and struck all three of the occupants. Two of the three victims were treated and released for their injuries; the third is paralyzed from the waist down.
Thompson has been actively sought over the past year; leading investigators from the Sacramento to Contra Costa County areas. Information was received that Thompson was hiding at a residence on J Street in Martinez.
Officers conducted surveillance and confirmed this information. Neighboring residents were evacuated from the area this morning and a search warrant was executed at location. Thompson surrendered peacefully and is currently in custody with the Pittsburg Police Department.
Officers from the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office, Antioch Police, Walnut Creek Police, Ca. DOJ, specifically the C.A.S.E. – (Contra Costa County Anti-Violence Suppression Effort) jointly assisted the Pittsburg Police Department in the investigation and arrest of Thompson.
Keni Thompson has been transported to Martinez County Jail and has a $2 million dollar bail. (Antioch Warrant – 1,000.00.00 Pittsburg Warrant – 1,000.000.00) He has prior convictions for weapons, resisting officers, and robbery. In 2005 he was sentenced to prison on a robbery conviction.
The victims in the 2012 Pittsburg Shooting were the following ages at the time of the shooting:
- Male Adult – 35 Years Old – Pittsburg Resident
- Female Adult – 58 Years Old – Pittsburg Resident – Paralyzed from waist down
- Female Adult – 60 Years Old – Pittsburg Resident
The shooting was a result of an ongoing feud Thompson had the male victim and his family.