Antioch homicide victim identified, suspect arrested

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A fight between two women in Antioch led to homicide when one woman shot the other in the head. 

According to the Antioch Police Department, Hannisha Willis, 31, was fatally shot by Serico Justice, 37, on Mandarin Way shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. 

Dispatchers received 911 calls reporting the shooting. When officers arrived, they found Willis suffering from a fatal gunshot wound on the sidewalk. 

 APD wrote that “prior to the physical altercation, Justice armed herself with a firearm, which she retrieved from her residence. During the fight, the firearm discharged and struck Ms. Willis in the head.” 

Willis was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“Members of the Antioch Police Department extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Hannisha Willis,” police wrote.

Detectives found the gun, arrested Justice on suspicion of murder, and booked her into Martinez Detention Facility.

The case will be presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Gerber at 925-481-8297 or email dgerber@antiochca.gov.


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