Officers of the Antioch Police Department arrived at a residence on Rockspring Way on the report of a 2-year-old child who had fallen into a swimming pool during a family barbecue and drowned.
Officers and medical personnel made all efforts to resuscitate the victim, who was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center and pronounced dead. At this point it is unknown how long the child was out of sight, but it is believed to be only a short period of time.
The case is still under investigation.
June 8, 4:37 a.m.
Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block Aster Drive on the report of a home break-in. Upon arrival, officers found the homeowner detaining one suspect at gunpoint.
A juvenile male suspect was taken into custody by officers and is being interviewed by investigators. Officers discovered that the homeowner, his wife and a 15-year-old male suspect had been shot. All three were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The juvenile suspect died and the homeowners are listed in critical condition.
Officers found evidence of a third suspect, who fled from a rear window and might have been injured. SWAT officers and Police K-9 units are in the process of conducting a neighborhood yard-to-yard search for the remaining suspect. Officers found a marijuana growing operation inside two bedrooms of the home, which provides a motive for the home invasion. A confrontation between the suspects and homeowners might have occurred after the suspects entered the residence through a rear bedroom window, leading to an exchange of gunfire.
One of the suspects did shoot the female resident as she fled down the hallway. The exact circumstances of the shooting and who was armed has yet to be determined.
A 2-year-old child and 10-month-old child in the home at the time escaped injury. The children have been turned over to their grandparents.
June 10, 4:19 a.m.
Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of shots fired at 1756 Mt. Hamilton Drive, where the male resident had called a friend, who in turn called the APD.
The resident told his friend that he had killed his wife and was now going to kill himself. Neighbors soon called APD on a report of shots fired at the home. Officers learned that the 45-year-old residents, a married couple, had been experiencing marital and financial problems and that their children, ages 9 and 13, were staying elsewhere for the night and were safe.
The Antioch SWAT Team was activated and contact was attempted in the house. When no contact could be established, the SWAT Team made entry into the home and found the couple dead inside.
They were both found in the master bedroom suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Antioch detectives continue to investigate the case.
June 13, 4:48 a.m.
Con Fire received a phone call from a subject on the ground in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 3915 Delta Fair Blvd.
Upon arrival, Con Fire personnel found the subject to be deceased. Antioch police found evidence suggesting that a robbery and assault had occurred. The victim, 38-year-old Leon Marcell Smith, was identified as a resident of the complex.
The APD is investigating the homicide, but no suspects are in custody at this time. This is the city’s seventh homicide of the year.
Investigators from the Antioch Police Department were in the city of Fremont following up on the investigation of a home invasion robbery and homicide that occurred on Aster Drive in Antioch on June 8.
During that time, they encountered a suspect wanted in that investigation. What is known at this time is that the suspect either armed or attempted to arm himself with a gun and was shot multiple times by an Antioch officer. No officers were injured. The suspect is alive and in custody at a Fremont hospital.
The shooting incident is being jointly investigated by the Antioch Police Department, Fremont Police Department and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.