Antioch Gas Station Clerk Shot, Killed During Monday-Night Robbery

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — Police are investigating a robbery, a homicide and an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday night in Antioch.

The incident occurred at 8:26 p.m. at the Valero gas station on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and East 18th Street.

Fifty-seven-year-old Jawad Ataie was working behind the counter when a gunman entered the store and shot him.

A witness said a police officer shot at the gunman but he escaped.

Gas Station in Antioch

Valero gas station at Hillcrest Ave. and East 18th Street in Antioch. (CBS)

On Tuesday, the station was open for business despite being riddled with bullet holes.

Ataie fled the war in Afghanistan and his family said he worked long and hard to support them.

Jawad Ataie

Jawad Ataie. (Family Photo)

The case is currently under investigation by Antioch police and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Antioch police at (925) 778-2441 or send a text to 274637 using the keyword ANTIOCH.

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  1. Thankfully the suspect died of his injuries after being shot by a police officer (source KTVU). Thank you to that officer!!
    It’s too bad CA won’t allow law abiding citizens like this family man to arm themselves. He likely would be alive tonight if he were able to defend himself with a gun.
    CA gun control prevents that. Only the bad guys are carrying guns because they don’t obey gun laws. Does that make sense to you?

  2. I have read that some convenience store clerks in CA are armed, so I don’t think CA law forbids this at all. I would think that merely working late nights in a convenience store/gas station would automatically qualify the applicant for approval of a license to carry a concealed weapon.

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