Attempted car theft leads to shoot out, arrest of Antioch resident, Wednesday night; woman also discovered shot

By Sergeant Rick Smith, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Wednesday night, August 31, 2016 at 11:45 p.m., Antioch Officers responded to a residence in the area of Green Hills Circle after several area residents reported hearing gunshots. Upon arrival, a 35 year old male resident was contacted and several spent casings were located in front of his house. The resident reported that he saw a subject tampering with vehicles in his driveway. The resident armed himself with a handgun and attempted to confront the subject. The subject in the driveway produced a handgun, as well and both exchanged several rounds in the driveway at each other. The subject fled and was not located.

The resident and other occupants of the house were not injured, but the resident himself was arrested after it was discovered he was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Narcotics evidence was also located at the residence.

As Officers were investigating the shooting on Green Hills Circle, unknown occupants in a vehicle dropped off a 21 year old female gunshot victim in the area of Patricia Drive. Arriving officers called for emergency medical and she was transported to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition. It’s not confirmed at this time if both incidents are connected.

No further information will be released at this time.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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