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Suspect in Custody After Six Hour Standoff With Antioch Police

by ECT

At around 11:00 am Wednesday, the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of an assault in downtown Antioch which led police into a pursuit to a suspect who barricaded himself into an apartment on Aster Drive in the City of Antioch.

According to preliminary information, the male suspect pistol whipped his girlfriend and beat her before fleeing the scene. He then barricaded himself into the apparent threatening he would shoot the police or would die “suicide by cop”. He was believed the suspect had a firearm or other weapons.

Police set up a perimeter and requested SWAT assistance after nearly 6-hours of trying to negotiate a peaceful surrender, however, the suspect refused.  The police rescue vehicle (MRAP) was also utilized.

By 5:20 pm, SWAT entered the unit by using multiple flash bangs, non-lethal rounds and smoke/gas. The suspect ultimately surrendered.

No other injuries were reported.

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7 comments

Street-Sweeper Jul 21, 2021 - 8:43 pm

Tough guy beating up a female…..Too bad the suicide by cop situation didn’t play out, we don’t need assholes like this on earth.

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Lucy Brown Jul 21, 2021 - 8:47 pm

The police wasted 6 HOURS on this piece of crap? I wouldn’t give it 15 minutes! You don’t negotiate with jackoffs. You have SWAT crash into the unit and take him out!

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V Hopkins Jul 21, 2021 - 10:31 pm

My apartment was that next to the apartment in question. While I’m happy Antioch PD was able to resolve the situation without loss of life, I believe that it should be noted that Antioch PD did not inform me or the property manager that they were planning on entering the apartment or drilling 2 very large holes in the connecting walls. While I appreciate that I’m sure this was necessary, in the course of doing so Antioch PD damaged multiple irreplaceable projects, an antique table and left my apartment UNLOCKED after they were done and did not contact me as the officer said they would that it was safe to return.

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Loretta M Sweatt Jul 21, 2021 - 11:12 pm

If one scraped below the bottom of the barrel, one could not have found a worse Council woman for our city. They only thing Walker has ever done on her own is get pregnant and who knows if someone had to find a guy to help her with that. Since then, she has never stood on her own 2 feet to accomplish anything, by herself, but rather always relyied on help from the system or the kindness of strangers. Her seriously lacking intellectual language skills reflect tremendously poor on Antioch. She is not the type of person we aspire to produce or represent our town. An FBI profile of her would be a low IQ criminal incapable of taking responsibility for her actions that damage others with no remorse. Is Lamar too cowardly to remove her?

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Robert C. Jul 22, 2021 - 7:33 am

Loretta,

I agree that both she and Lamar are incompetent for their positions. However, a mayor does not have the legal authority to “fire” a councilmember.

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Karen Livingston Jul 23, 2021 - 2:55 am

ROBERT C — You keep forgetting that was was NOT legally elected. An arsonist cannot run for public office here in California. Many people have already brought that up. She should not be allowed to sit on the council.

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Eve Adams Jul 24, 2021 - 11:59 pm

She was not “hired” and I’m sure glad Lori represents my district. Actually, I don’t care for the district system at all. I like the ‘at large’ approach. Torres-Walker’s votes are moot. So, now we actually have a draw.

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