Hit-and-run driver who killed 2 young boys remains at-large

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The driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed two young Antioch boys remains uncaptured. 

The mother of Arsenio Rabb and Amahjè Emenike, the 12 and 13-year-old victims of the crash, said the two had great things ahead of them. 

The boys were killed on Dec. 22 when an SUV slammed into a car driven by their dad.

“All he was worried about was playing video games and being around family,” said Arsenio’s mother, Malaysia Duvall. “He wasn’t out there in the streets. He had a lot of goals and a lot of ambition.”

The boys were in the backseat of the car when they were T-boned by a black Cadillac. 

Emergency crews were immediately dispatched to the West 6th and G Streets in Antioch but, the driver of the Cadillac was nowhere to be found. 

“They need to face it like a man,” Duvall said. “They ran like a coward, you know what I’m saying? Those were two innocent lives.”

Duvall says it’s been difficult coming to terms with what happened. The family envisioned a lot for Arsenio and Amahjè.

As police search for the hit-and-run driver, the family is leaning on each other for support during this difficult time.

“I just really want justice for them. Period. I just want justice for them,” Duvall said.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.