Man Taken Into Custody Following Shooting Death of Woman Near Martinez

A 57-year-old man has been taken into custody on suspicion of being connected to a shooting in unincorporated Martinez that ended with the death of a 58-year-old woman, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department.

Anthony Shepard of Concord was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for murder and felon in possession of a firearm, sheriff's department officials said.

The shooting occurred sometime before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday when sheriff's deputies were altered to a "medical call" along the 1200 block of Santa Fe Avenue, according to the sheriff's department.

The person who reported the incident said another person had been accidentally shot, the sheriff's department said.

Arriving personnel found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff's department. Emergency responders tried to save her, but she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is still ongoing, and officials are still trying to unearth additional details regarding the shooting.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 925-313-2600 or leave an anonymous message at 866-846-3592. People can also email tips@so.cccounty.us.

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