VIDEO: Homicide, robbery turns into fatal officer involved shooting in Antioch

ANTIOCH (KRON) — The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney are investigating a homicide, robbery, and fatal officer involved shooting that took place Monday night.

Around 8:26 p.m. officers responded to the homicide and robbery the corner of Hillcrest Ave. and E. 18th St. in Antioch, according to police.

At the scene, a patrol officer with the Antioch Police Department became involved in a shooting.

Mohammed Jawad Altai

“The investigation is in its early stages and no further information will be released at this time,” police said.

KRON4’s Philippe Djegal visited the Valero Gas Station at the scene.

He spoke with the gas station owner who identified the man killed as a 57-year-old clerk named Mohammed Jawad Ataie.

The owner describes Altai as a family man who immigrated from Afghanistan.

At this time it is unclear how the incident unfolded.

An update from a source close to the investigation told us the suspect had been found dead after running away from police officers.

KRON4 is reaching out to Antioch police for more information.

A GoFundMe account has been made for Altai’s family and can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-shooting-victims-family

Stay with KRON4 for updates on this developing story.

WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON:

 >> MORE TOP STORIES

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s