A robbery and a shooting at an Antioch 7-Eleven store late Monday night ended with one of the store's employees in critical condition and two suspects in custody, police said.
Antioch police said a call came in about a robbery that occurred at 11:50 p.m. at 4901 Lone Tree Way.
The caller apparently followed the suspect vehicle after it left the scene.
After the caller lost track of the vehicle, responding officers relocated it, police said. The vehicle yielded to a traffic stop and a man and a woman inside were taken into custody without incident, police said.
Police arrested the two Pittsburg residents, identified as 20-year-old Angelo Ninoamaya and 19-year-old Rebecca Hernandez, on suspicion of being responsible for the robbery after allegedly finding evidence linking them to the incident in the car.
At the same time, additional officers found a 20-year-old store employee suffering gunshot wounds at the 7-Eleven. He was shot during the robbery, police said.
He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police previously said he was expected to survive.
Both Ninoamaya and Hernandez were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, as well as robbery, burglary, conspiracy and being accessories.
They were both booked into Martinez Detention Facility and are being held on $1,220,000 bail. Neither had prior convictions, police said.
At around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Antioch police served a search warrant at Ninoamaya's residence in Pittsburg, where additional evidence was gathered, police said.
Antioch police are now working with Pittsburg police on this case, to examine whether it's linked to a similar robbery in that city from Monday.
Pittsburg had a string of four robberies early Monday morning, which led to a police pursuit and the arrest of a 27-year-old Bay Point resident.
Antioch police did not confirm whether it was these robberies the suspects were possibly linked to.