Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle parked on an incline and in neutral gear. The victim, a 68-year-old male Antioch resident, pulled the emergency brake release, thinking it was the hood release, and the vehicle began rolling backward. While attempting to stop the vehicle’s movement, the victim fell and was run over by the front tire of the vehicle.
He was airlifted to a local area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
June 20, 9:49 p.m. Detectives of the Antioch Police Department were conducting surveillance on subjects suspected of committing numerous armed robberies in Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Pacheco and Alamo over the previous several weeks.
Detectives observed 20-year-old Antioch resident Gyovanni Daigle, 18-year-old Antioch resident Erick Daigle and 19-year-old Bay Point resident Maurice Brunson park their vehicle behind the Domino’s Pizza on 2333 Buchanan Road. When Erick Daigle and Brunson placed bandanas over their faces and proceeded to rob the restaurant at gunpoint, detectives alerted Antioch police patrol units, who assisted in taking all three subjects into custody as they fled the scene.
A firearm, bandanas and cash stolen in the robbery were recovered from the subjects and their vehicle. When interviewed, the Daigle brothers admitted to robbing three 7-11 stores in Antioch on May 28 and June 14. All three subjects were booked at Martinez County Jail on charges of robbery.
Those with more information on these subjects and their activities should call Detective Santiago Castillo at 925-779-6933.