Coroner identifies man fatally shot Wednesday in Antioch

ANTIOCH (BCN)-- A man fatally shot in Antioch on Wednesday evening has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as 24-year-old Emetrik McKneely.

Officers responded at 5:46 p.m. to the 2100 block of Lemontree Way on a report of gunshots.

They arrived and found evidence of a shooting and determined a victim had fled in a vehicle and crashed into several occupied vehicles, police said.

The victim, later identified as Antioch resident McKneely, was found a short distance away on L Street near the state Highway 4 overpass. He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries, police said.

During an investigation, a suspect was identified and subsequently located at a home in the 2100 block of Lemontree Way.

According to police, the suspect initially refused to cooperate with police and would not exit the home. After a short standoff, the suspect exited and was peacefully taken into custody. The suspect's name has not yet
been released.

The homicide is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Antioch police at (925) 778-2441 or send a text to 274637 using the keyword ANTIOCH.

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