Man Arrested during Traffic Enforcement Stop on Suspicion of Murder
Photo: Jordan Martes Thompson
ANTIOCH — A man who evaded police for one year was arrested during a traffic enforcement stop. The suspect was wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred a year ago this month.
The driver 24-year-old Jordan Thompson allegedly murdered 28-year-old Jacory Brown on January 12, 2019. The suspect and victim had a verbal and physical altercation, before Thompson allegedly shot him.
Officers were dispatched that day to the 2100 block of Peppertree Way. They responded to a report of multiple gunshots being fired, and a wounded man lying on the ground.
The victim 28-year-old Jacory Brown sustained several gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterward.
Thompson was quickly identified as the suspect, but he was able to evade police until earlier this month. “Investigators spent most of 2019 attempting to track down Thompson,” Antioch police said in a prepared statement.
On January 17 at 9:01 a.m., a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on Contra Loma Boulevard near Longview Road. An identification check revealed that the driver was wanted for an outstanding warrant.
Thompson was immediately arrested on a probable cause warrant on suspicion of murder. He was booked for murder into the Martinez Detention Facility, pending further review of the case by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
This is not the first time Thompson has been in trouble involving firearms. He was arrested on several weapons-related charges back in August 2014.
Anyone with information about the homicide case can call Antioch detective Loren Bledsoe at 925-778-6884.