Teen arrested for carjacking Antioch man at gunpoint Thursday evening
By Sergeant T. Schnitzius, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau
On Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Antioch Police were responding to a report of a hit and run accident on Garrow Drive and Sweeney Road when Dispatch began receiving calls of shots fired in the 2800 block of Stamm Drive and a suspect fleeing. At least one area resident followed the suspect from a distance providing Police Dispatch with the suspect’s location. Officers quickly arrived on scene and detained the suspect without incident. A firearm was recovered from the suspect .
Officers contacted a 51-year-old male victim on Stamm Drive who the suspect carjacked at gunpoint. The 16-year-old male suspect was unable to immediately start the victim’s vehicle and when family members of the victim exited their house the suspect fired several times at them with what was later determined to be blank rounds. There were no injuries. The suspect was also identified by witnesses at the collision scene as the driver of a vehicle which was determined to have been stolen a few minutes earlier.
The suspect was sent to Juvenile Hall on the listed charges.
If you witnessed this crime and/or have information please contact the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6900. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word Antioch.