Izuchukwu Onyeagocha, 22, and Fatima Amerson, 32 – both Antioch residents – were southbound on Auto Center Drive when their vehicle hit the curb, crossed the sidewalk and grass and struck a large concrete pillar. The car flipped over and came to rest on its roof on Costco Way.
Upon arrival, officers arrived found the vehicle engulfed in flames and the female passenger still inside. The driver had gotten out of the vehicle under his own power. Some officers worked to get the passenger out of the car as others fought the flames with extinguishers.
Officers were able to extract the passenger and she and the driver were transported to John Muir Hospital. The driver sustained a moderate hand injury and the passenger multiple serious injuries. The passenger is listed as critical but stable.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident, which is under investigation.
April 4, 11:06 a.m.
Oakley resident Anthony Romero, 18, was driving northbound on Lone Tree Way at a high rate of speed and failed to observe the red light at the intersection of Davison Drive.
His vehicle struck two vehicles, causing minor damage to one and major damage to the other. Romero fled the scene on foot but was tracked down and captured near the scene of the incident. He and all four passengers in the second vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital.
The two passengers in the first vehicle declined medical assistance at the scene, but did go to the hospital on their own. Romero was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility under suspicion of felony DUI, felony hit and run, and a probation violation.
Antioch police discovered information that 22-year-old Antioch resident Javonee Deshaun Lumford was responsible for the March 25 murder of a 16-year-old boy in Antioch.
On the night of April 5, Antioch and Brentwood police officers stopped and arrested Lumford without incident as he drove away from a house in the 2100 block of Thomas Road in Brentwood, where Lumford’s mother lives.
A short time later, Antioch SWAT members and Brentwood police served a search warrant on the home, searching for evidence related to the murder. No significant evidence was located on the premises.
When interviewed by Antioch police investigators, Lumford admitted to shooting into the car as it drove away. It appears he was just an onlooker and it is unclear why he was compelled to shoot at the car.
Lumford was booked at the Contra Costa County Jail for a warrant charging murder. He also was booked for a separate warrant held by the Brentwood Police Department, charging him with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Lumford is on parole for robbery.