Antioch teen arrested for attempted murder of police officer on Thursday

Daveion Cornelious

On Thursday, September 12, 2013 at approx 10:50 am, Antioch Police officers attempted to stop a vehicle reportedly occupied by a male armed with a firearm in the 1600 block of Sycamore Drive. The suspect, 19-year-old Antioch resident Daveion Cornelious, failed to stop and led officers on a short pursuit in the immediate area. During this pursuit, Cornelious attempted to ram a patrol vehicle, and then rammed two citizen’s vehicles in his way.

Cornelious slowed, exited his vehicle brandishing a gun. He shot at an officer in a patrol vehicle immediately behind him, but missed. The officer in turn struck Cornelious with his patrol vehicle, knocking him to the ground and knocking the gun out of his hand. Cornelious fled on foot but was apprehended approx ½ mile away at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds.

At this time there does not appear to be any injuries to officers or citizens. Cornelious sustained only minor injuries from the incident and was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for multiple charges, including attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evading, and associated weapons charges.

Cornelious has a short criminal history as an adult, but was out on felony bail for a burglary arrest in March of this year.

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8 Comments to “Antioch teen arrested for attempted murder of police officer on Thursday”

  1. Paul says:

    Good job Antioch police you were able to arrest someone without killing them.

  2. Antioch rebel says:

    All he do is rob ppl finally now your man hood is robbed good job apd ask bout those ppl in Pleasanton hill who was at the casino the three armed men who robbed him and his wife

  3. Christopher Malik Grisham says:

    Yawn, so what else is new? Stuff like this happens in Antioch like the sun rises every day.

    Everything is going just fine in this city. This is the solution to keep the scum of Contra Costa County in Antioch and out of every other city. As Harper, Rocha and Tiscarino tolerate crime, our home values continue to decrease. As long as our home values are cheap the scum will be able to live here. Pro-criminal politiicians love the way things are in Antioch. We keep the scum bags here.

    Imagine what would happen if our property values increase so the cost of living rises here. All hell would break loose because the criminal scum bags can’t afford to live here. Section 8 does have a cap. That is why there is no section 8 in Moraga, Lafayette, or Orinda. It’s too expensive.

    Cheap is where the scum bags flock to. Keep Antioch cheap and we will contain all the section 8 and ghetto bastards here. The three stooges, Harper, Rocha and Tiscarino are doin an excellent job of doing that.


  4. JO says:

    Whatever the problem is its obvious that crime is out of control when we have this sort of thing happening. I don’t see how it can get any worse. I agree with the last post, when will our leaders do something about this?!? I for one can’t tolerate this anymore. Where my family lives, the crime has finally crept into our tiny quiet area as well now. It seems no where is safe in Antioch now. We don’t even spend any time in Antioch anymore, Concord is our hangout. Doesn’t the leadership care that its not just Sycamore that is the ghetto anymore, but that the people think the whole city is now the Ghetto!

    • karl says:

      hello jo,

      specially harper, rocha, and agopian, who run their election on crime. residents come to council meeting and cry about their crime experiences, they get answers like “in the back is an officer, go get a business card” there are useless “work shop meetings” which cost the tax payer tausends and tausend of dollars. money which could be spend on code enforcement or cso’s. there will be $ 230,000 spend on their 1/2 sales tax measure. where does that money comes from?

      there is NO spending plan, a crime committee was formed by harper last nov. they never meet, i ask harper that very night to be a part of it, i wanted to help….nothing. i had high hopes in regards to crime fighting, since he is a former cop of 24 years, but nothing, just empty talk.

      about 3 weeks ago i had a meeting with council woman wilson at a local starbucks, she is very interested to hear from residents, and she listens too, she is willing to think out of the box, to make a difference, and to put a dent in our crime. after the meeting i drove her around my neighborhood, i live in the sycamore area, showing her the hot spots, and told her about my ideas what to do. we even spoke to the two private hired, armed security guys.
      keep in mind. she is only one of five.

      we need to hire all support people back, and put all fully trained and sworn officers back on the street.

      i suggested a workload study of the pd department, but everybody is offended and don’t want to talk about it.
      such study cost about $ 35,000, takes 3-5 month, i spoke to a company, send my info to the mayor.

  5. JO says:

    Oh and I forgot to add GREAT JOB ANTIOCH PD!!!!!

  6. Chen Do says:

    When will the crime reduce? I am tired of it.

    • karl says:

      hello chen do,

      nothing will change until antioch resident pressure the council members to take action. raising taxes and throwing it at one department will not change a bit.
      rocha, harper, agopian run their election “though on crime” etc, but neither on has reviled any plan at all what and how to do that. now they put a sales tax increase on the ballot in november, and still have not told anything how they will spend the money (if the ballot wins), nor do they have reviled a plan b.

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