Antioch Police on the scene of the shoot-out at 9th and J Streets on Wednesday afternoon. By Allen Payton
By Acting Lieutenant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau
On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at approximately 5:11 p.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the J and W. 9th Streets for a report of shots fired and at least one subject struck by gunfire. Upon arrival, officers located Timothy Crabtree, a 22-year-old male from Antioch, in a nearby apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was conscious and taken to a nearby trauma center for treatment. We located two locations where it appeared shots were exchanged between the two gunmen.
A police officer places evidence cones where bullet casings were located on J Street between West 9th and 10th Streets. A total of 19 evidence cones were placed at the scene. By Allen Payton
Witnesses in the area provided detailed information regarding the shooting. Within a short period of time, we learned the victim may have been involved in the shooting and actually returned fire before being struck. One handgun was recovered from the scene as well as numerous casings. Eventually a second victim, Michael Johnson, a 24-year-old male from Antioch, showed up at a local hospital and was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
After the shooting, witnesses reported seeing some people involved in the shooting run into another nearby apartment. At this location Officers found Alvin Crane, a 29-year-old male from San Pablo, hiding in a bathroom. Crane was found to be in possession of a firearm, 21 baggies of cocaine, along with marijuana and evidence of sales.
Crane was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for drug possession and sales and several charges relating to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held on $275,000 bail.
Crabtree was treated and released from the hospital and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and probation violation.
Johnson was treated and released from the hospital and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant.
This case is still under investigation. No further information will be released at this time. Anybody having information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Rose at (925) 779-6930. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.
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