Antioch Police release names of shooter, Officer shot in head, May 4th

Mario Serrano

Mario Serrano

By Tom Fuhrmann, Investigations Bureau Sergeant, Antioch Police

Some of you have been following up to confirm information that one news source reported on yesterday as to the identity of the subject arrested for shooting at two Antioch Police Officers and injuring one of them. The man arrested for the crime spree on May 4th was 25 year old Mario Serrano of Antioch.

Officer Thomas Smith was injured by the gunfire from Serrano and has subsequently recovered from his injuries. Officer Scott Duggar was also fired upon by Serrano, but was not struck. Both Officers returned fire before Serrano ran out of ammunition and surrendered to the officers.

Serrano was not struck by the officers returning fire.

This press release is intended to identify the subject arrested and the two police officers involved. The Antioch Police Department will not be releasing additional information on the investigation at this time. This preliminary information is made available by the Investigations Bureau.

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