Antioch Police explain what occurred, identify victims, suspect in Monday morning homicide

IN-CUSTODY for Murder and Attempted Murder, Thomas John Williams, Jr.

IN-CUSTODY for Murder and Attempted Murder, Thomas John Williams, Jr.

By Lieutenant Anthony Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

In a 5:02 p.m. press release, the Antioch Police explained what occurred and released the names of the victims and suspect, in the Monday morning homicide at the QuikStop convenience store at the corner of West Tregallas and Lone Tree Way.

The victim in this case has been identified as Antioch resident, 27-year-old Cynthia Flores-Crose. Flores-Crose was in a previous relationship with suspect Thomas Williams, Jr. Williams had a heated exchange with Flores-Crose outside the Quik Stop before following her into the store and shooting her.

The store clerk, Thomas Payne, was also shot by Williams when he tried to intervene but is expected to survive his injuries. As stated earlier, Williams was arrested in front of the Police Department a short time later. He is currently being held in the Martinez Detention Facility for murder and attempted murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Jason 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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