Three men looking for clothes stolen from an Antioch apartment complex laundry room shot and killed a man who wasn’t involved in the theft, police said Thursday.
Boise Alexander Duggan and Jeremy Mark Griffin, both 24, and Johntue Felix Hinds, 28, have each been arrested and charged with murder and assault with a firearm in the Nov. 14 slaying of Juan Jose Hernandez.
Griffin, who lives in Oakley, was also charged by Contra Costa County prosecutors with being a felon in possession of a gun and dissuading a witness. He and Duggan, a Concord resident, are also being held on alleged parole violations.
The incident began when Griffin, Duggan and a third person found that their clothes were missing from a laundry room at the Delta Pines apartment complex at 2301 Sycamore Drive, said acting police Sgt. Santiago Castillo.
Griffin, Duggan and Hinds, an Antioch resident, then went to a unit where they believed the thief was staying, Castillo said.
“There were multiple people inside the apartment at the time, which included the victim, who had nothing to do with the theft of the laundry,” Castillo said.
An argument erupted, during which Hernandez was shot dead.
All three defendants are being held without bail at County Jail in Martinez.
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