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Update: Suspect in Custody After Drive-By Shooting Struck Firefighter and Medic

by ECT
Antioch Shooting

At 8:52 pm Saturday, while on a medical call on Auto Center Drive in the City of Antioch, a Contra Costa County Firefighter and AMR medic were shot in a drive-by shooting.

The incident prompted the roadway to be shut down with both Antioch Police and Pittsburg Police responding to the call along with CHP and Contra Costa County Sheriff. The adult male suspect was later taken into custody in the City of Richmond after crashing into a parked vehicle (see more info below).

According to Contra Costa County Fire, A Con Fire firefighter and an AMR ambulance transport Alliance paramedic were caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting while responding to a serious medical emergency in Antioch Saturday night.

Contra Costa County Firefighter ShotThe Con Fire firefighter was shot in the foot and the AMR paramedic was shot in the leg. Both are in stable condition and being treated at hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

“Tonight’s senseless shootings are a vivid reminder of the very real dangers our first responders face, often side-by-side with our law enforcement partners, as they work to save lives across our communities,” said Lewis T. Broschard III, fire chief, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. “We are grateful for the public outpouring of support for our wounded firefighter and AMR paramedic and for the work of law enforcement across the Bay Area to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice.”

Vince Wells, President of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County released the following statement:

“As representatives of our firefighters, and in support of the police and EMS personnel we respond with on a daily basis, we are grateful to report both first responders injured in tonight’s shooting incident are expected to make full recoveries,” said Vince Wells, president, United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County. “I would like to thank the members of the community of Antioch and beyond for your words of concern and support regarding those injured in tonight’s incident. We expect to learn more as the investigation uncovers more details regarding this incident.”

The shooting is under investigation and no other information was released on scene.

Live Video from the incident is posted on our Facebook Page.

UPDATE – APD releases Information

Photo by APD


  • Attempted Homicide –Drive-by Shooting
  • DATE OF INCIDENT: February 20, 2021TIME OF INCIDENT:09:03PM
  • LOCATION: 1900 Block of Auto Center Drive
  • VICTIM (S):Male Adult Firefighter, 31years-old Male &  Adult Paramedic, 58 years-old
  • SUSPECT(S): Male Adult In-Custody (Stockton Resident)

On 2/20/2021, at approximately 8:51PM, Antioch police officers were called to the 1900block of Auto Center Drive on the report of a citizen requiring emergency medical attention. A fire engine from Contra Costa County Consolidated Fire Protection District (Con Fire), and an ambulance from Contra Costa American Medical Response (AMR) also responded to the medical call.

While tending to the patient in the parking lot near Auto Center Drive, a suspect in a silver SUV drove by the team of first responders and began shooting at the group. Afterwards, the suspect turned around and drove past the group again firing a second series of shots. A Con Fire firefighter and an AMR medic were struck by gunfire. The firefighter and medic were transported to local area hospitals, and their injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.

An ambulance and a police car were also struck by gunfire.

Several Antioch officers gave chase onto Highway 4 as the suspect vehicle fled westbound towards the City of Pittsburg. The vehicle pursuit traveled through Contra Costa and Alameda Counties and ended in the City of Richmond after the suspect vehicle collided with a parked vehicle. The suspect attempted to flee from the scene of the collision, but he was quickly taken into custody by officers from Richmond PD and the California Highway Patrol. The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Air Support Unit also provided critical assistance. A firearm was collected at the scene.

Antioch Police Department detectives with the Violent Crimes and Special Operations Units responded to the scene, along with crime scene investigators, and took over the investigation. The investigation is still active, and evidence is being collected and evaluated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441, or Detective Brogdon at 925-779-6895. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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Vincent Hippe Feb 21, 2021 - 7:09 am

It’s only going to get worse I don’t understand why people are protected our mayor and the people who want to defund the police department people is getting like the city of Oakland where there’s going to be more drive-by shooting to innocent people being shot we need to get this mayor out of office and start bringing law and order back to the city of Antioch I can’t extend more sympathy towards our first responders and have to be shot by them doing their duty this is ridiculous we need to stand up as a community and as the citizens of Antioch and do the right thing by releasing the mayor from his duties because he is not doing what he’s supposed to be doing is protective police and our first responder God bless to the people that were injured .

Jaimoe Feb 21, 2021 - 8:08 am

Keep it up , you idiots. Before you know it there’ll be no more paramedics or cops…….., because it’ll be the national guard running checkpoints and enforcing curfews.

SystemicLiberalHate Feb 21, 2021 - 8:21 am


Pastor HD3 Feb 21, 2021 - 9:43 am

This was a person from Stockton, this had only to do with the intention of killing a person who happen to be in Antioch. Why people make this about something it’s not. They was right in front of Panda Express “working on dealing with a medical emergency” the person(s) who was a target for that hit happen to be at the bus stop right there. This is called gang violence city to city and in this case county to county… You people making this comments about the nee mayor of Antioch as if he is to blame for violence in Antioch are really sad to intelligence. There was 2 more homicide that nobody is talking about in the backside of the Antioch mall. All this is “clustered patterns of violence”! This quarantine along with some illicit chemicals and alcohol is the causation behind most of what’s going on.

Downwithbecton Feb 21, 2021 - 10:51 am

Lets see if our enlightened DA puts this scumbag in a diversion program ooh or even bettwr restorstive justice. Let him get off cause he says sorry to the victims. Or Maybe just catch and release like a delta striper.

Joe Sal Feb 21, 2021 - 10:58 am

Progressive Justice Does Not Work!

George Feb 21, 2021 - 12:19 pm

Pastor HD3
” this had only to do with the intention of killing a person who happen to be in Antioch”

WTF? Someone could of been killed here! Maybe you don’t care that a Fire firefighter and an AMR medic were hit by bullets. Comments like this make you and the Mayor look really Stupid!

Brian Burns Feb 21, 2021 - 7:36 pm

No surprise! This is what you get when you elect a ghetto mayor and a city council member of the same stripe.

citizen Feb 21, 2021 - 7:45 pm

sounds like “pastorhd3” has intel on the motive of the situation, maybe he should be investigated.

Gino Feb 22, 2021 - 1:08 am

What do you mean by “comments like this make you and the May look really stupid!” For your information, the Mayor IS stupid!

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