A murder suspect in California opened fire on emergency responders in a drive-by shooting, police say.
A firefighter and paramedic were shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, KCRA 3 reported. Shots also hit an ambulance and a police car.
Police arrested the suspect and identified him as Darryon Williams, 26, according to the Contra Costa Sherriff’s Office.
On Saturday, Antioch police, area firefighters and paramedics were taking care of a scene when Williams drove-by and fired at the first responders, according to the sheriff’s office.
He was arrested near Richmond, California, after a short chase.
Later that same day, sheriff’s deputies went to a home in Discovery Bay for a welfare check. The door to the home was open, and deputies found a person dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was later identified as Michael Iliff, 64, according to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department.
Williams was named as a suspect in Iliff’s murder.
Williams was booked on Sunday on one count of murder and ten counts of attempted murder. He’s being held on $11 million bail, according to police.
The Sheriff’s Office is trying to find Williams’s four-year-old son and the child’s mother, Kimberly Meeks, 31, of Discovery Bay. Officers fear for their safety, they said in a statement.
Meeks has links to the Stockton/Sacramento area. She and the child are traveling in a dark-colored Audi SUV with the California license plate 8UKN742.
Anyone with information on the homicide or the whereabouts of Meeks and her son should contact the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441 or at (925) 313-2600. Tips can be emailed to email@example.com, or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
The Antioch Police Department posted photos of the police vehicle and paramedic unit that were struck.
“We are grateful for the outpouring of support received from the community to all first responders impacted by this incident,” the department wrote in a Facebook post.
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