Attempted Murder – WANTED SUBJECTS

By Acting Lieutenant Diane Aguinaga, Investigations Bureau, Antioch Police Department

Shahin Ahoorai (In-Custody)

On 2/11/2012, at about 9:14 PM, Antioch Police Officers responded to the Antioch Women’s Club (509 ‘G’ Street) for a report of shots fired. They arrived and found two (2) victims, including a 49 year old woman, and 26 year-old man, suffering from gunshot wounds. Preliminary investigation revealed the victims were attendees of a religious baptism reception. Individuals present at that reception began physically fighting with a lone male victim in the street, in what has been determined to be a gang-related assault. When the victims tried to separate the parties involved in the fight, at least two of the involved individuals produced handguns and began shooting. Both gunshot wound victims were hit by errant gunfire and transported to local hospitals for non life-threatening wounds.


Zachary Cook

Subsequent investigation led to the identification of Shahin Ahoorai, a resident of Oakley and San Jose. Ahoorai was located by investigators at his jobsite in the city of Santa Clara and arrested. During a subsequent interview, he confessed to his involvement in the incident, and also admitted being the getaway vehicle driver. He remains in-custody at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on three million four hundred thirty-three thousand dollars bail ($3,433,000). The investigation also led to the identification of Zachary Cook and Raul “Jo Jo” Pena, both residents of Oakley, as co-participants in this incident.

On 2/21/2012, Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed multiple felony charges against Ahoorai, Cook, and Pena, including: Two (2) counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and enhancements for being criminal street gang members.

Cook and Pena are currently at-large and believed to be concealing themselves from law enforcement. Both have felony warrants for charged offenses and should be considered armed and dangerous. Investigators are currently following up on several leads regarding their whereabouts, but are seeking the public’s help in this endeavor.


Raul "Jo Jo" Pena

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the whereabouts of Cook and Pena are asked to contact Detective Mike Mellone, (925) 779-6930, or the Antioch Police Department Dispatch Center, (925) 778-2441. Anonymous tips can also be made to Bay Area Crime Stoppers via their toll free tip-line, (800) 222-TIPS, or website, Anonymous text-tips can also be sent to 274637 with the word “CRIMES” in the subject line.

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