Drive-By-Shooting Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder

Drive-By-Shooting Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder
Photo: Weapon evidence collected |  Antioch PD
Written By: Jim Emerson

ANTIOCH — With help from the U.S. Marshals Service, an Antioch Police Department SWAT team arrested a suspected murderer. A handgun that the suspect allegedly used to shoot the victim was recovered as evidence during an early morning law enforcement operation.

The victim 17-year-old Anthony Westbrook was fatally shot on September 4, 2022. Westbrook was gunned down during a drive-by shooting on the 1100 block of Macauley Street in Antioch. The victim perished outside his grandmother’s home.

The suspect identified as Anthony McCoy, 20, of Brentwood, was placed under arrest early February 28. A warrant was served shortly before 6 a.m. to search a residence on the 2400 block of Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood.

The Antioch Police Department’s violent crimes unit SWAT team and federal marshals found a Glock .40 caliper handgun inside the residence. The same caliper bullet casings were found at the murder scene last September in Antioch.

McCoy was taken into custody and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Following an exhaustive homicide investigation, authorities presented evidence to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Felony charges were filed on March 1. McCoy faces charges for murder PC 187(a) and conspiracy to commit a crime PC 182(A)(1).

The investigation of this fatal shooting remains ongoing. Anyone with information can contact Antioch police detective Robert Gerber at 925-779-6943 or email

Drive-By-Shooting Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder was last modified: March 15th, 2023 by admin
Categories: Contra Costa

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Jim Emerson

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.

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