Antioch man shot during fight, shoots at police during high speed car chase, arrested Friday evening

By Sgt. William Dee, Antioch Police Patrol Bureau

On Friday, July 8, 2016 at approximately 6:16 p.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to 33 E. 7th St. regarding a fight. While en route, at least one subject began firing shots. Upon arrival, Officer’s observed a vehicle fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. APD Officers pursued the vehicle into Pittsburg where the vehicle and solo occupant eventually yielded to the Officers. A high risk stop was conducted and driver was detained. When officers contacted the male, they discovered he had been shot.

A search of the vehicle revealed a stolen firearm. Due to his injuries the male was rushed to John Muir Medical Center for treatment. The male’s injuries were determined to be non-life threatening and he was eventually booked into Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. Officers responded to the scene and located evidence of a shooting with multiple guns as well as blood at the scene.

Two vehicles and one apartment were stuck by gunfire but there were no other reported injuries. Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at (925) 779-6939. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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