Man shot and killed in Antioch on New Year’s Eve
The city’s 12th murder of the year
By Corporal J McMurry, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:38 p.m. Antioch Police Officers responded to the 2100 Block of L Street after numerous 911 calls were received of a shooting at an apartment complex in the area.
Officers arrived at the scene and located a 30-year-old male, inside an apartment, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
Witnesses were present and have provided statements to 0fficers. A handgun was recovered from the scene and was collected as evidence.
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene. The investigation is pending the final results from the coroner’s investigation.
According to the police department’s Crime Map, it was the twelfth murder in Antioch in 2013, representing a fifty percent increase over the eight murders in the city in 2012. To view more crime reports in Antioch, click here.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.