Antioch police announce arrest of Oakland man, identify victim in December killing

Michael Vickers

Michael Vickers

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at approximately 2:38 PM, Antioch Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 2100 block of Peppertree Way. The officers arrived to find an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he ultimately died from his injuries.

The victim in this case has been identified as Pittsburg resident, 23-year-old Ricardo Walls. Walls was in the garage visiting friends at the location when they were approached by subjects who produced a gun and shot Walls. The investigation led to identifying the shooter as Oakland resident, 27-year-old Michael Vickers. Vickers was apprehended in Oakland on Monday, December 22, 2014 at about 5:30 PM and has been booked into Martinez County Jail on this murder.

No other information will be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective James Stenger with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6894. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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