A driver who had been shot slammed into a home in Antioch and was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night, and police are considering this the first homicide of the year.
The death of a 27-year-old Martinez man was reported about 9:30 p.m. after the silver Toyota careened into the one-story home at East 13th and Simmons streets, police said in a news release.
When police arrived, officers found the man had previously been suffering from a gunshot wound.
The people inside the home were not injured.
Morton Holloway lives nearby. He was dozing in his chair and his wife was knitting when she heard gunshots and a loud crash, he told NBC Bay Area on Wednesday morning. His wife and mother-in-law called 911.
He said his neighborhood is usually pretty safe, but it's the surrounding area, within a few blocks from his home, that can often be busy with "activity." He described the nearby area as full of "drugs, homeless and gun shootings."
As for him, he just wants to keep his "quiet neighborhood...we try to keep it safe around here."
Anyone with information should call Detective Eric McManus with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6940.