Arrest of Felon with Gun

Aaron Harris

On June 4 at approximately 12:45 a.m., Antioch police received a call about people gambling near a bar at 2500 Sycamore Drive. When officers arrived, they found several people kneeling on the ground with money and dice in front of them. As the officers approached, most of the gamblers fled.

One person, Aaron Harris, 42, of San Francisco, walked toward the officers. The officers observed that Harris had body armor under his sweatshirt. Harris acknowledged that he was wearing the body armor. As the officers looked closer at Harris, they saw that he had a gun inside the front pocket of his sweatshirt.

The officers attempted to give direction to Harris so that they could take him into custody. Instead, he neglected the commands and began to resist arrest. After a struggle Harris was taken into custody and the loaded gun was recovered.

During the apprehension, an unknown person fired off two rounds in the parking lot of the bar. Additional officers responded and gained control of the situation. The person responsible for firing off the rounds was never located.

Harris was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for numerous firearm violations, felon in possession of body armor and resisting arrest. He has a lengthy criminal history, which includes a 1989 conviction for possession of crack cocaine for sale in San Mateo County and a 1994 Contra Costa County conviction for assault with a firearm, first degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced to state prison in both of these cases.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Mortimer with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6941.

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2 Comments to “Arrest of Felon with Gun”

  1. Novena Tucker says:


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  2. Karen says:

    I am curious if he was part of the Contra Costa Reentry Strategic Plan of releasing inmates early?

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