Antioch man shot Sunday afternoon has criminal background

By Lt. John VanderKlugt, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau Commander

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at approximately 12:08 pm, officers from the Antioch Police Department responded to the area of San Jose Drive and Delta Fair Boulevard on a report of shots fired and a vehicle collision. Upon arrival, officers observed that an unoccupied parked vehicle had been struck by a vehicle traveling west bound on San Jose Drive. Officers located the victim, Dominique Deonte Watkins, a 23-year-old Antioch resident, still inside the second vehicle. A female, later identified as Watkins’ mother, was standing next to the vehicle upon officer’s arrival.

Watkins was found to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Emergency medical personnel arrived and began treating Watkins. Watkins was transported to a local area hospital where at the time of this writing he remains in critical condition.

When officers initially contacted Watkins he was able to speak and converse coherently. He was able to identify himself and relay that he had in fact been shot. However, when asked for specifics about the incident, he refused to provide any information or detail to assist in this investigation.

Watkins’ mother informed officers that both she and her son had previously lived in Oakland and recently moved to Antioch. She said that in the later part of September Watkins had been shot in Oakland and was still recovering from that incident. When asked about today’s event she said she had been with her son moments before the shooting and that as she drove away she heard the sound of, what she believed to be, gun shots. Watkins’ mother was noticeably upset and could only provide limited information at the scene.

The preliminary investigation into this incident has revealed that Watkins has an extensive criminal history to include outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for narcotics and weapons violations.

Due to the limited information available at the scene, police are seeking assistance from anyone who may have witnessed this shooting and ask that they contact the Antioch Police Department.

If you have information regarding this case you may text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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