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Update: Suspect in Custody After Shots Fired Near Jack London Elementary in Antioch

by ECT

ANTIOCH, CA — On August 18, 2022, at approximately 12:46 PM, Antioch Police Dispatch began receiving numerous 911 calls regarding a man with a gun in the area of Country Hills Drive and Deerfield Drive.

As officers were en route to the scene, additional callers indicated that the suspect was shooting at vehicles in the area.

With the help of several eyewitnesses, Antioch Police Officers detained 29-year-old suspect Felix Johnson.

As the calls came in and the investigation continued, Jack London Elementary was requested to shelter in place. The shelter in place continued during the remainder of the investigation and for safety purposes. Once it was determined there was no danger to the public, the shelter in place was lifted. A police presence remained at the schools as an added measure of safety and security for the staff and students.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the shooting. Johnson was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility and booked for numerous firearms-related offenses.

  • FILE: 22-005783
  • INCIDENT: Assault with a Firearm
  • DATE OF INCIDENT: August 18, 2022
  • LOCATION: Country Hills Drive and Deerfield Drive
  • SUSPECT(S): Felix Johnson (29

This is an ongoing and active investigation; no further information will be released at this time.

Original Information:

The Antioch Unified School District confirmed Jack London Elementary School was on lock down as of 2:33 pm:

“Good Afternoon,

Currently Jack London has been ordered to lock down and shelter students in place by Antioch Police, due to police activity near campus. Students will not be released until the Antioch Police Department determines it safe to lift the lock down. We will send out additional information soon.

Thank you,”

Antioch Police confirmed police activity, and said information was evolving, but released no information as of 2:33 pm.

2:53 pm UPDATE
Antioch Police confirmed an aspect of the call was a man with a gun firing shots.


School Lock down lifted.

3:37 pm UPDATE Antioch Police

At approximately 2:00 pm, Jack London Elementary School and Black Diamond Middle School were asked to shelter in place, out of an abundance of caution, due to nearby police activity.

We are pleased to inform you that the shelter in place has been lifted, and the situation has been resolved. Additional information regarding this incident will be released at a later point.

Thank you to the community members that assisted in this investigation.

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