One each from Concord, Pittsburg and Antioch
By CHP-Contra Costa
Recently, three HWY-4 shooting suspects from 2016, were found guilty in a Contra Costa County Courtroom; two suspects received 13 years and the third received 12 years and 8 months in state prison. These were the results after a long and thorough investigation process and additionally long and thorough judicial process until final adjudication.
It takes quite a while for these shooting suspects to be brought to justice and finally sentenced but the effort and long hours are worth it, for the public to know that these criminals were tried and convicted and also for the families of the victims of these freeway shootings.
This specific case occurred on Feb. 1, 2016 and involved the three suspects traveling in a Nissan sedan on westbound HWY-4 when they shot their firearm out of their moving vehicle at the victim’s vehicle, which was all witnessed by an off-duty police officer. Then the suspects’ vehicle drove at a high rate of speed off the freeway to the Port Chicago Hwy off-ramp and subsequently was involved in a major collision within the intersection and caused injuries to all parties involved.
All three suspects were charged and convicted of the following:
-246 PC – Shooting at an occupied vehicle.
-186.22(a) PC – Participation in Criminal Street Gang
-29800 PC – Possession of Firearm by a Felon. (Oscar Torres)
– 11359 H&S – Possession for Sale of Marijuana
-Zachery Paul Lopez (24 years old from Concord) was sentenced to 12 years and 8 months in State Prison.
-Oscar Osbaldo Torres (25 years old from Pittsburg) was sentenced to 13 years in State Prison.
-Antonio Ramirez Navarro (22 years old from Antioch) was also sentenced to 13 years in State Prison.
Public Safety and the preservation of life is always our #1 goal and although we cannot predict when criminals are going to commit these heinous crimes, what we can do is put together our very best investigation that will bring these criminals to justice and have them answer for their crimes.