ANTIOCH —There was trouble at the Antioch Water Treatment Plant, where a robbery victim chasing thieves dodged bullets being fired at him. Police subsequently arrested two suspects, but a third suspect remains at-large.
A prepared statement released by Antioch police describes how events unfolded on the morning of September 28. Multiple calls lit up the police dispatch switchboard involving a robbery and a shooting at separate locations.
While officers were responding to the shooting at the water treatment plant, additional callers reported an armed robbery. A business was robbed on the 2200 block of A Street.
Officers learned three males who robbed the business were pursued by the victim in a car chase. The suspects fired shots at the victim who followed them to the water treatment plant, where more shots were fired.
The three suspects abandoned a black sedan and fled on foot through the area of the water treatment plant. Nearby Park Middle School was placed on a precautionary lockdown.
Despite multiple rounds of gunfire, no one was reported injured. The suspects apparently never got close to the school.
Officers were able to apprehend two of the suspects. They also recovered two firearms and stolen property. One of the suspects is a 17-year-old juvenile who was booked at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall.
The second suspect is Isaiah Taylor, 22 of Oakland. Taylor was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. Taylor and the juvenile each face charges for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
The third suspect remains at-large. Anyone with information can call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.