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Update: Antioch Police Say Pursuit Related to McDonald’s Shooting, Carjacking

by ECT

The Antioch Police Department issued an update after multiple incidents on Wednesday that are related to a pursuit that led to an officer being shot in Pittsburg.

Captain Tammany Brooks stated that this was still very much an active investigation, but were releasing additional details.

Press Release via Antioch Police:

Antioch McDonalds ShootingYesterday morning at about 10:51 am, Antioch officers were dispatched to the McDonalds on Mahogany Way on a report of shots fired. Officers at this scene learned that a Hispanic male shot into the business with a shotgun, shattering several windows, and then fled in a white Chevrolet truck. A male inside the business was struck by the gunfire, but suffered only minor injuries.

About 15 minutes later, Pittsburg Police was notified of a shooting into a residence in the 1200 block of Beacon Street. Witnesses said a Hispanic male fired at least one shot from a shotgun into a front window of a house at this location, and then fled in a white Chevrolet truck. Officers from both jurisdictions began working together and were able to identify a suspect.

They also determined through shared information that these two incidents were more than likely related. Antioch officers located the suspect’s girlfriend and confirmed she was employed at the McDonalds on Mahogany Way and has relatives who live at the home on Beacon Street. She was safe and unharmed, and was not at either location at the time of the shootings. Information obtained from this interview suggests the motive of these shootings was a domestic dispute.

At 5:51 pm, Antioch officers were notified of a carjacking report taken by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Initial information was that this carjacking took place in Bay Point, but it was later learned it actually took place just off of Highway 4 near the Martinez/Crockett area.

In this case, a Hispanic male pointed a shotgun at the 17 year old victim and stole his 1998 BMW. The responsible left behind a white Chevrolet truck, and was last seen heading eastbound toward Pittsburg/Antioch. It does not appear this victim has any ties to the suspect or the domestic dispute.

Photo by Teresa Dye‎

Photo by Teresa Dye‎

At 6:11 pm an Antioch officer spotted the carjacked BMW, which lead to the pursuit, crash, and exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers at the intersection of E. Leland Road and Loveridge Road. The suspect was taken into custody when he dropped the shotgun and surrendered to officers. He was later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for attempted murder of two police officers.

One of the officers on scene was shot in the head during the exchange of gunfire, but his injuries were not life-threatening. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and has since been released. The officer is currently doing well and expected to make a full recovery.

“There is still significant work to be done on this case, and a number of interviews that need to be conducted. Because of this, we are not yet releasing the name of the suspect or officers involved,” said Captain Brooks.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

Original Release:

On May 4, 2016 at about 1752 hours, Antioch Police were notified of a carjacking that took place in Bay Point. In that case, a victim reported to Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputies that a Hispanic male armed with a shotgun had just stolen his black BMW and was last seen heading eastbound towards Pittsburg/Antioch.

At about 1811 hours, an Antioch officer spotted a black BMW being driven by a Hispanic male in the area of W. 10th Street and Verne Roberts Circle. The suspect vehicle fled from the officer and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed the BMW at the intersection of E. Leland Road and Loveridge Road.

As officers approached, the suspect began shooting and struck one officer. Officers returned fire. The suspect was not hit but surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect is not being identified at this time.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and subsequently released. The officer is not being identified at this time.

This case is being jointly investigated along with the Contra Costa County DA’s Office, the Contra Costa Crime Lab, and Pittsburg PD.

No further information is being released at this time.

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Macy Grey May 5, 2016 - 10:54 am

Hey Major Harper & City Counsel, have you learned anything from this? Have you learned what you have down to Antioch? How do you all sleep at night? Families are in danger out here. We are tired of this. You were suppose to hire more officers with our tax money that you collected? What happened to that? ZERO were hired with that money!! You are a disgrace to any city leaders. Antioch has turned into a crime haven!!! WAKE UP AND SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!!!! We feel unsafe here, some of us, like myself have lived here all my life and never have I seen Antioch so down in the pits!!!

Kirsty May 5, 2016 - 11:28 am

God Bless Our Police Officers.

Concerned Antioch Resident May 5, 2016 - 1:35 pm

To: Antioch Police Department.

Thank you for the outstanding service you provide to this community.

Thanks to the families who support their love one as police officers.

To the officers who were involved in the shooting, thank you for you Heroism, especially to the officer who was shot and stood their ground.

You men and women are truly amazing! May the Lord Watch over you all everyday.

God Bless and Be Safe.

A Thankful Citizen

curtis corlew May 6, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Yes indeed, why can’t our mayor tell in advance that some guy from Oakland is going to drive to Antioch and go on a crime spree? Is he not even trying? It is obvious that the fault lies with our mayor and likely the Chief of Police as well. I publicly demand they polish their crystal ball and work harder on their Ouija Board skills.

Tanya tammy May 6, 2016 - 1:24 pm

I agree Curtis! Added police wouldn’t deter this crime. And I have seen a lot more police out and about and even more traffic police citing speeders and distracted drivers.. I applaud all the APD is TRYING to do!

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