Antioch man arrested in shooting of teen, last Saturday

Charles Johnson III

Charles Johnson III

By Acting Lieutenant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Saturday, July 5, 2014 at approximately 4:50 PM, Antioch Police Department officers responded to a report of a shooting at Williamson Ranch Park at 5000 Lone Tree Way. The officers arrived to find a 17-year-old male, Bakersfield resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. This victim was with two others (both 19-year-old male, Antioch residents) who were fired upon, as well, but not struck by gunfire. The injured victim was taken to a local area hospital for treatment and later released.

During the investigation into the incident, information was developed that helped to identify Charles Herbert Johnson III, a 23-year-old Antioch resident, as the suspect.

Several days later, on Wednesday, July 9th, Johnson was located by officers and arrested for this shooting. He was taken to the Contra Costa County Detention Facility in Martinez on charges of PC 245(A)(2) – Assault with a deadly weapon (firearm).

The case is currently being prepared for filing with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Hewitt with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6933. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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One Comment to “Antioch man arrested in shooting of teen, last Saturday”

  1. bill says:

    Great work APD!

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