Multiple shootings, one arrested in Antioch during July 14-16 weekend

By Allen D. Payton

NOTE: Apologies but while the Herald was experiencing email challenges from a systemwide problem with the hosting service last week, this information was sent by APD Public Information Sgt. Price Kendall to another email provided to him but was not seen until today. The information is accurate as of July 19.

In addition to the previously reported fatal shooting of a man in Antioch’s downtown early Saturday morning, July 15, 2023, there were three other shootings reported by police that weekend.

One man arrested following shooting during domestic dispute Friday night July 14

On Friday, July 14, 2023, at approximately 11:36 pm, Antioch Police officers were dispatched to the area of Putnam and D Streets on the report of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and learned a single shot was fired after two males were arguing during a domestic dispute. The male who fired the shot was located along with the firearm used. He was arrested for felony domestic violence and assault with a weapon. It was also learned the man had a felony warrant for $200,000.

44-year-old man shot multiple times Saturday morning July 15

On Saturday, July 15, 2023, at approximately 2:51 am, a Shotspotter notification alerted in the area of Lemontree Way that seven rounds were fired. An hour later, a 44-year-old male walked into Sutter Delta Medical Center with four gunshot wounds. No suspect has been identified and the investigation is still on-going.

52-year-old man shot by female Sunday evening July 16

According to Con Fire spokeswoman Assistant Chief Tracie Dutter, on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 7:13 p.m., personnel responded to the Babe Ruth baseball fields off Auto Center Drive in Antioch and rendered aid. According to Sgt. Kendall, at approximately 7:14 pm, Antioch Police fficers were dispatched to the Babe Ruth baseball fields located at 1550 Auto Center Drive on the report a male was suffering from a single gunshot wound. Officers arrived on scene and located a 52-year-old-male with a wound to his left leg. A preliminary investigation revealed he was shot by an unknown female. The investigation is still ongoing, no arrests have been made, and the motive is unknown.

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