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Antioch Police Announce Arrest in Recent Homicide

by CC News

On Tuesday, the Antioch Police Department announced the arrest of Jacob Crooks in connection with a March 27 homicide in the City of Antioch.

According to Antioch police, detectives have worked diligently on this homicide investigation. Hi-tech tools and City cameras were instrumental in identifying Jacob Crooks, 29, as the suspect in the homicide that occurred on March 27th at 5:22 am in the 600 block of E 18th Street.

Antioch detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Crooks which was shared with neighboring law enforcement agencies. On April 8th, the Walnut Creek Police Department contacted Crooks during a traffic enforcement stop where he was taken into custody.

Crooks was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the murder of 36-year-old Frank James. This case will be presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for review.

1 Dead in E 18th Shooting in Antioch

On March 27, 2024, at approximately 5:22 AM, Antioch police officers responded to the 600 block of E.18th Street, at the request of ConFire for a male who was found deceased with an apparent gunshot wound.

When officers arrived, they located a 36-year-old male deceased inside a parked vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The Antioch Police Department’s Investigations Bureau, consisting of Crime Scene Investigators and detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit took over the investigation.

This is an active investigation, and no further information will be released. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin. This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the community.

  • FILE: 24-002598
  • INCIDENT: Homicide-Shooting
  • DATE OF INCIDENT: March 27, 2024
  • TIME OF INCIDENT: 5:22 am
  • LOCATION: 600 Block of E.18th Street
  • VICTIM(S): 36-year-old male, Antioch Resident
  • SUSPECT: Unknown

Additional inquiries or information can be directed to Antioch Police Detective Becerra at (925)779-6937 or by emailing [email protected]. Anonymous tips or information about this – or any other incident – can be sent via text to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ANTIOCH.

This is the 4th homicide of 2024 in the City of Antioch.

2024 Fatal Shooting in the City of Antioch

City of Antioch 2024 Crime Statistics

Murder 2 1
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0
Justifiable Homicide 0 0
Rape 2 2
Robbery 11 16
Aggravated Assault 39 47
Burglary 50 46
Larceny 146 166
Motor Vehicle Theft 117 145
Arson 1 1
Simple Assault 86 84
Intimidation 4 6
Bribery 0 0
Counterfeiting / Forgery 3 4
Vandalism 89 89
Drug / Narcotic Violations 2 4
Drug Equipment Violations 2 0
Embezzlement 1 2
Extortion / Blackmail 0 0
Fraud 26 26
Gambling 0 0
Kidnapping 3 2
Pornography 1 1
Prostitution 0 0
Sodomy 0 0
Sexual Assault with an Object 1 1
Fondling 2 2
Incest 0 0
Statutory Rape 2 0
Stolen Property 7 10
Weapons Law Violations 24 15
Human Trafficking, Commercial Sex Acts 0 0
Human Trafficking, Involuntary Servitude 0 0
Animal Cruelty 0 0
Total Group A Offenses 621 670 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*2024 crime data is based on unaudited RMS data at the time of report generation and is subject to change

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Dg April 10, 2024 - 8:17 am

Find the cowards who killed Braun harold and Shawn lexur. RIP

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