Teen fatally shot after botched robbery in Brentwood

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A man from Walnut Creek is facing felony charges after he attempted to rob an armed Antioch man in Brentwood. 

Antonio Barajas, 20, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility jail on the following charges: Attempted murder, attempted robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, and discharging a firearm.

The charges result from a botched robbery in Brentwood on July 14 at around 7:45 p.m. 

According to the Brentwood Police Department, Barajas and a 17-year-old boy were armed with guns when they tried to rob a 21-year-old Antioch man. 

The Antioch man was also armed. 

“All three exchanged gunfire on Marjoram Drive,” BPD wrote. The teenager and the Antioch man were struck by bullets, while Barajas was uninjured. Police officers found three firearms at the crime scene.

The 17-year-old boy later died from his gunshot wounds.

Barajas remained locked in jail as of Tuesday afternoon in lieu of $2.5 million bail.


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