Following mental health crisis call to police Antioch man commits suicide Thursday night

Police and emergency responders at the scene of the suicide on Green Hill Way Thursday night, April 1, 2021. Photo by resident who chose to remain anonymous.

By Lieutenant John Fortner, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On April 1, 2021, at approximately 7:52 PM, Antioch police officers were dispatched to a residence on Valley Way for a 9-1-1 call regarding a family disturbance. The caller reported a male resident was armed with a firearm and suffering from some type of mental health crisis.

The male resident left the house with the firearm and drove away. Several officers responded to the area and located the victim driving in the neighborhood. The officers turned around and fell in behind the victim’s vehicle. Afterwards, the 61-year-old victim pulled to the side of the road, exited his vehicle, and shot himself.

The incident occurred at Green Hill Way and Goldcrest Way. The officers at the scene immediately called for emergency medical personnel. Unfortunately, the male victim passed away at the scene.

Due to the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident, the countywide Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incident (LEIFI) protocol was initiated. Antioch Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigators and Detectives with the Investigations Bureau, along with Inspectors from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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