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Pittsburg Police: Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested

by ECT

kenneth thompson

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.

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Melody Herman Aug 14, 2013 - 10:23 am

Way to go PPD!!!

Deb Aug 14, 2013 - 10:30 am

One more gang punk gone… 9 million to go!

O.B Aug 23, 2013 - 9:44 pm

He was a family man you the punk taking care of like 3 families how many you take care punk ass commentator why don’t you go ask can you be the judge while these don’t know all the fact bitches be the jurors then just then they might give yall bitch asses credit for your sorry ass comments done with you no lifes.

k.h. Sep 2, 2013 - 1:28 am

??? A family man? How many families has he hurt? Real men dont do the things he’s done. Real men have respect and dont run the streets. Real men don’t need to hide. When you become mature, you might be able to understand this logic. It sounds like you’re very hurt over this. In all reality, Kenneth had this coming. And you sir, write like you have the I.Q. of a gummy worm :/

Randa Sep 2, 2013 - 2:27 pm

u know him u from the p bridge and he was a real man,these people on her talking ain’t even knowing the facts

craig415 Sep 4, 2013 - 10:47 pm

Actually, you don’t know the facts. If it was one of your family members hurt, I’m sure you’d feel differently. He’s better off where he is.

Glen Jones Aug 14, 2013 - 10:33 am

Nice work by all of the involved Law Enforcement Agencies.

Cheryl Aug 14, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Great work to all Officers who were involved! 🙂

Eric Aug 14, 2013 - 1:57 pm


Frank S Aug 14, 2013 - 2:02 pm

great job pd

Denice Aug 14, 2013 - 4:14 pm

That poor female victim. Mr. Thompson should suffer the same fate, or worse.

O.B Aug 23, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Should haven’t been involved with faulty people

TJ Aug 15, 2013 - 3:17 pm

should have shot him and say this all a big bunch of trouble

O.B Aug 23, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Run off a bridge racist pointless commentator

O.B Aug 23, 2013 - 9:37 pm

F— all yall replying people should mind there own business an life. Ain’t nobody get it unless they brought it unto there self punk ass ppd apd an that county straight like THAT!!! At least he went down like a man nowadays innocent people get hurt so it’s not good ppd it’s good job keni Thompson for taking his lost as a man but my family always bounce back family over everything

James thompson Sep 9, 2013 - 1:35 pm

U know him thats my folks

k.h. Sep 2, 2013 - 12:58 am

O.B, your comments make no sense, plus you cant spell. This dude didn’t go down like a man. He went down like the coward he is. Any coward can shoot someone. Finally, his karma has come and he can’t harm anyone else.

G.C. Oct 1, 2013 - 2:25 pm

He is a good father just missed directed & not loved like he should have been.All he wanted to do is take care of his family, find a good paying job & for someone to take him fishing. He did’t have that MALE father figer in his life.People tried over & over again to bully him & disrespect him. So yes he’s going to come out fighting in a way that no one could understand. WE pray for the people & the families that were involved. We we pray for him also. Don’t forget GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.We pray for his family also.God bless us all. G.C.

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