Sheriffs Office Reports Suspect Charged in Vehicular Homicide

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The suspect involved in the vehicular homicide that occurred early Saturday morning near Buchanan Field Airport was formally charged Thursday by the Contra Costa County D.A.’s Office with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury.

26-year-old Anthony Johnathan Buscemi of Pacheco remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility. He is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail.

On Saturday, September 5, 2020, at about 1:14 AM, Deputy Sheriffs, along with the California Highway Patrol, were dispatched to a report of a body found at the 5000 block of Marsh Road in an unincorporated area north of Buchanan Field Airport.

Upon arrival, Deputies and CHP Officers located a deceased woman on the road. The CHP started the initial investigation due to evidence that she was struck by a vehicle. The victim was later identified as 35-year-old Shelly Stevens of Lafayette.

During an area check, a Deputy Sheriff found the suspect vehicle nearby. Based on initial findings and evidence, this incident was later classified as a vehicular homicide and the Office of the Sheriff took over the primary investigation.

Throughout the weekend, homicide detectives from the Sheriff’s Office authored and served multiple search warrants in Concord and Pacheco and questioned numerous people related to the case. Buscemi surrendered to detectives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

The investigation is ongoing.

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