Carjacking Suspect also Faces a Murder Charge

Carjacking Suspect also Faces a Murder Charge
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Written By: Jim Emerson

File photo of Corey Hill |  Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office

ANTIOCH — A suspect arrested for an armed carjacking in Orinda also faces charges for a murder at a liquor store in Antioch. Corey Hill, 19, of Antioch, is in custody in lieu of $2,090,000 bond.

On February 8, Orinda officers responded to investigate a carjacking. A Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office deputy located and pursued the stolen vehicle, while a sheriff’s office helicopter followed it overhead.

The vehicle traveled to Oakland before turning around and then traveling eastbound on Highway 24. It was abandoned at St. Stephens Drive in Orinda, where two occupants attempted to flee on foot.

Deputies arrested Hill and booked him into the Martinez Detention Facility. Charges have been filed against Hill for vehicle theft, driving against traffic, and reckless driving with disregard for safety.

A second suspect, Patience R. Washington, 19, of Antioch, was also arrested in connection with the carjacking. Washington is being held at the West County Detention Facility in lieu of $160,000 bond. Washington is charged with carjacking, use of deadly/dangerous weapon and assault by a deadly weapon.

While already in custody, Hill was arrested by Antioch detectives who identified him as a suspect in a January 17 shooting. The victim died at a hospital after being shot at The Spot liquor store at 1108 Sycamore Drive in Antioch.

On February 15, Hill was charged with murder and intentional discharge of a firearm. His next scheduled court appearance is February 23. Incidentally, Hill was on probation for a prior conviction at the time of his two most recent arrests.

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Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.