Suspect Who Shot, Killed Antioch Gas Station Clerk Acted in Self-Defense: DA

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office explained Friday why a robbery suspect, who allegedly shot and killed a gas station worker, is n...

December 3, 2022
8:30 AM

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office explained Friday why a robbery suspect, who allegedly shot and killed a gas station worker, is not facing murder charges.  James Williams, 36, chased down two robbery suspects in Antioch over the weekend and shot one of them in the leg. Police said the suspect returned fire, ultimately killing him. But upon reviewing surveillance video, the DA said Williams' decision to chase the suspects, turned the shooting into self-defense and that's why the robbery suspect isn't facing murder charges.

Pete Suratos