CONCORD — A man is being held in custody in lieu of $5.5 million bond for the attempted murders of two persons inside their home. The suspect 20-year-old Demaria O’Neal Gipson is being housed at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Concord officers responded June 30 to a shooting at a residence located on the 1100 block of Meadow Lane. Inside they found a woman and a child suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
Concord police said in a prepared statement. “The shooter was known to the victims and the motive appears to be related to domestic violence.”
Investigators have determined the suspect entered the victims’ home and violently held them against their will. The suspect is also accused of having sex with the minor.
Later June 30, detectives located and arrested the alleged perpetrator. Gipson was taken into custody at 6:24 p.m.
Gipson faces multiple charges. These include charges for two attempted murders, and assault with serious bodily injury. He also faces charges for burglary, stalking, and false imprisonment, plus a semi-automatic weapon related charge. In addition, Gipson faces charges for sex with a minor, and willful cruelty to a child.
The investigation is ongoing. Gipson is scheduled to appear in court September 9. Anyone with information on this case can call Concord police detective Christopher Blakely at 925-603-5859.