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Antioch: Man wanted for homicide earlier this year shot by police during pursuit

Antioch: Man wanted for homicide earlier this year shot by police during pursuit

ANTIOCH — A man wanted for a homicide earlier this year was shot by police Sunday morning after refusing to comply with orders and fleeing the scene, officials said.

Around 7:41 a.m., the Antioch Police Department was investigating a suspicious vehicle on the 200 block of West 3rd Street, according to a press release. Inside the vehicle, officers found a man with a firearm.

Police said they “gave commands” to the individual, who refused to comply. He unsuccessfully attempted to flee in his car and ultimately fled the scene on foot with the firearm in hand.

Officers shot the man, who was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. The man had a warrant out for his arrest for a homicide earlier this year in Antioch. Police declined to release the man’s name, as well as the names of the officers, citing an active investigation. All of the officers involved were placed on paid administrative leave.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Duffy at (925) 779-6884 or the Antioch Police Department’s non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. Tips can also be sent via text by texting ANTIOCH to 274637.