U.S. Marshals, Antioch Police catch suspect in August murder, Thursday

Carlos Ventura

Carlos Ventura

By Acting Lieutenant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On August 24, 214 at approximately 12:23 AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 200 block of Lawton St. The officers arrived to find an adult male victim incapacitated from multiple, apparent gunshot wounds. Life saving measures were taken by the arriving officers and medical personnel, and the victim was transported to a local area hospital. He was ultimately pronounced deceased at the hospital. This case is currently being investigated as a homicide by the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau. We are in the preliminary stages of this investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.

UPDATE: After this homicide occurred, the Antioch Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in locating and arresting Carlos Ventura (22 years old, out of Antioch). Carlos was wanted on a warrant for the 8/24/14 murder of Deon Anderson (30 years old, out of San Francisco).

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at approximately 11:55 AM the U.S. Marshalls requested the assistance of the Antioch Police Department as Ventura had fled from a vehicle they had stopped in the 1000 block of Claudia Court. APD officers arrived and quickly set up a perimeter. It was learned that Ventura had entered an apartment of an acquaintance. Ventura surrendered shortly thereafter without incident.

19 year old Viktoria Martin out of Antioch was the driver of the vehicle that Ventura had been in. She was arrested and brought to APD for questioning and subsequently sent to the Contra Costa County Main Detention facility in Martinez.

Ventura will be booked into the Contra Costa Main Detention Facility in Martinez on the charges of Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition as well as a parole hold. Ventura’s bail for the charges is $1,100,000 with no bail allowed for the parole hold.

Viktoria Martin was booked on accessory and obstruction charges with a bail of $500,000. No photo of Martin available at the time of this writing.

No further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Vanderpool with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6988. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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One Comment to “U.S. Marshals, Antioch Police catch suspect in August murder, Thursday”

  1. Amber says:

    Sorry for the lost lives but glad this guy is off the street. And the girl too cause she’s either willing accomplice or easily manipulated and I’m not sure which one is worse.

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