Suspect in Jail Faces Enhanced Charges for Attempted Murder of a Motorist
WALNUT CREEK — A 22-year-old man faces enhanced charges involving an attempted murder of a motorist in 2020. Anthony A. Hamid was taken into custody last week at his residence in an unincorporated area of Walnut Creek.
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Central County SWAT Team arrested Hamid on March 22 at 5 a.m. He remains behind bars at the Martinez Detention Facility in lieu of $3.2 million bond.
Hamid allegedly fired several shots at a man stopped in a vehicle on Homestead Avenue on July 6, 2020. The victim was waiting to turn onto Ygnacio Valley Road when he was approached by the armed suspect on foot. The gunfire erupted at 4:56 p.m.
The shooter quickly fled before police arrived at the crime scene. The victim who survived received first aid from responding officers, before being transported to a hospital for additional medical treatment.
This criminal case remains active. In a prepared statement Walnut Creek police said. “Detectives are continuing follow-up investigation with potential witnesses.”
Meanwhile, Hamid has been arrested on a Ramey Warrant. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office subsequently filed charges against Hamid for attempted murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle. His charges include enhancements for use of a firearm and causing great bodily injury.
Anyone with information concerning this ongoing case can contact Walnut Creek police detective Joseph Coffin at 925-943-5844 or email Coffin@walnutcreekpd.com.