Antioch Police arrest two gang members for attempted murder, search for third suspect

By Lieutenant D. Bittner #3252, Antioch Police Investigations Division

On the morning of May 1, 2018 Antioch Police Department detectives learned of a violent assault which occurred earlier that same morning, at approximately 3:30 AM, at a gas station located in the 4100 block of Lone Tree Way. The victim of the assault had serious facial injuries.

Recovered firearms.

Detectives learned that the victim was attacked by five Norteño gang members as he sat in his car. The gang members displayed gang related hand signs, punched and kicked the victim and ultimately shot at the victim with a firearm as the victim drove away.

Marcos Torres and Adrian Nevarez, both 21-years-old, were identified as suspects in the case and are suspected as being Lone Tree Norteño (LTN) gang members. Charges of attempted murder, assault likely to produce great bodily injury, dissuading a witness, mayhem and firearm/gang enhancements were filed on both subjects. Both were taken into custody through the use of the Antioch Police Department SWAT team and the assistance of the Pittsburg Police Department. An illegal assault rifle and several handguns were located at the home of Marcos Torres.

Lone Tree Norteño gang graffiti.

During the investigation officers located graffiti in the Lone Tree Way corridor symbolizing the Lone Tree Norteno gang (see attached photograph). The graffiti has been removed and the Antioch Police Department is confident that the apprehension of Torres and Nevarez will stop any further crime involving the gang.

One suspect in this case is still outstanding. He has been identified as Ismael Viveros, 22-years-old. He is known to frequent the Antioch, Pittsburg and Concord areas. Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or Viveros’ whereabouts should contact Detective Hoffman of the Antioch Police Department at 925-779-6931.

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LTN graffiti

Recoverd firearms

Norteno arrest

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