By Lieutenant Tony Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau
At approximately 8:34 AM on Monday, July 28, 2014, Antioch Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of the 4100 block of Folsom Drive, regarding a rifle that had been found in the street. When an officer arrived, he eventually had an encounter with a male suspect. The officer attempted to detain the male who fled from him into an open garage. At some point during the attempted detention, the officer fired his sidearm striking the suspect several times. The scene was eventually secured and the male was flown by helicopter to an area hospital. The male suspect has been identified as Timothy Sean Randolph, a 34-year-old, Antioch resident. Randolph has an extensive criminal history. He is still undergoing treatment at the hospital but is expected to survive.
We have invoked the Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol. This case is being investigated cooperatively with the Contra Costa County (CCCo) DA’s Office, the CCCo Crime Lab and the Antioch Police Department. The officer involved in this incident was not injured and is currently on paid administrative leave, which is routine during these types of investigations.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Vanderpool with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6988. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.