An officer of the Antioch Police Department stopped a suspected stolen vehicle in front of 1000 Claudia Ct.
When the officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, the driver, 29-year-old Antioch resident Thomas Lee Duncan, turned the vehicle toward the officer and accelerated. The vehicle struck the officer, knocking him to the ground.
A vehicle pursuit ensued into the City of Pittsburg, where the vehicle sustained damage from a spike strip, but the driver continued driving recklessly. The vehicle was eventually stopped, at which time a foot pursuit ensued.
The driver was taken into custody by a police dog, treated for injuries at a local hospital and transferred to the Martinez Detention Facility. The initiating officer sustained no serious injuries.
July 17, 11:45 p.m.
A 32-year-old Brentwood resident was standing in the 1100 block of L Street when he was shot once in his lower torso by an unidentified person for an unknown reason.
The victim sustained a non-life threatening injury and was transported to a local hospital. The victim’s name and location are being withheld at this time for safety reasons.
Those with information regarding this shooting should call 925-778-2441.
July 22, 11:15 p.m.
Antioch Police Dispatch received a call from Sutter Delta Medical Center regarding a 39-year-old male who had been brought in by family and was suffering from multiple stab wounds in the upper body.
The victim, who is expected to survive, was able to provide only a brief account of the incident before being treated at the hospital.
July 26, 12:52 a.m.
Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a fight, shots fired and a subject down in the 2200 block of Banyan Way. Upon arrival, officers found a 20-year-old male Antioch resident lying in the street suffering from gunshots wounds. The victim was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
According to witnesses, a white, four-door Buick or Cadillac pulled up to the victim as he walked down the street. The witnesses heard several gunshots and saw the victim fall. Two suspects fled on foot while the remaining fled in the vehicle.
At the same time, Antioch Police received a report of shots fired at the 7-11 Store on the 4300 block of Hillcrest Avenue. A witness heard four shots and saw four black males running from the store. Officers arrived to find that the clerk, a 64-year-old male, had sustained two gunshots wounds – one in the arm and the other in the hip. The wounds were considered not life threatening.
At 1:06 a.m., Antioch Police received a report of a gunshot victim admitted to Sutter Delta Medical Center. Officers responded and spoke to a 22-year-old Antioch man who had sustained a gunshot wound. He claimed he had been on Banyan Way earlier and was shot by an unknown person. His injuries were serious and he was transported to a trauma center.
The Antioch Police Department is investigating whether or not the incidents are related. Those with information should call Detective James Stenger at 925-779-6884.