Narcotics officers of the Antioch and Pittsburg police departments arrested 20-year-old Pittsburg resident Paul Quintana and 22-year-old Pittsburg resident Walter Rodriguez after an investigation into narcotic sales in the greater Bay Area.
Another suspect in the investigation, 23-year-old Antioch resident Charles Michael Ortega, was not located and was declared wanted on a $405,000 warrant for varying narcotic, weapons and gang violations.
Ortega turned himself in to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 27. During the search of a home associated with the three, five pounds of marijuana, ¼ ounce of methamphetamine, a stolen handgun, an unregistered assault rifle and a large amount of cash were seized.
All three subjects have ties to a local gang in Pittsburg. They were charged narcotic possession and sales, possession of stolen property, weapons violations and gang enhancements. All three have prior arrests for murder, weapons charges and narcotics- related charges.
Jan. 24, 8:12 p.m.
Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a shooting in the 900 block of K Street.
Upon arrival, officers found a 32-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
On Feb. 3, 21-year-old Clarence Johnson, believed to be the shooter in the Jan. 24 incident, was arrested in Oakland by the Oakland Police Department.
Further details were not available at press time.