* Kim Colston Home Invasion Suspect Shot by Antioch Police in Fremont
Published by Junior Staff Writer on June 25, 2010
A man who was shot by Antioch police in Fremont on Thursday has been identified as a suspect in a deadly home invasion robbery in Antioch on June 8, Antioch police Sgt. Diane Aguinaga said today. Police had been searching for Kim Colston, a 32-year-old Oakland man, since the robbery. Antioch officers on Thursday spotted Colston, who had just gotten off parole in May and has been convicted of multiple felonies, at a hotel in Fremont. Colston allegedly rammed a police car and then led officers on a short pursuit. During the chase, Colston failed to make a turn and crashed into a tree, Aguinaga said. When officers allegedly saw him reach for a weapon, they shot him multiple times, Aguinaga said. He was taken to a South Bay hospital, where he remained unconscious and in serious condition today. Police found a gun in Colston’s car, Aguinaga said. The June 8 robbery began at about 4:37 a.m. when police received a 911 call from a resident of 1301 Aster Drive. The caller said three males were breaking into his house. A short time later, the resident told police he had shot one of the intruders, police said. Officers responded and found Kelow Colston, 15, dead inside the home and the resident detaining Koran Colston, 17, police said. The three suspects are brothers. Investigators later determined that the victim had wrestled the gun out of Kelow Colston’s hands and then shot him with it, police said. The resident and his significant other, a woman in her late 20s, both suffered gunshot wounds and were airlifted to John Muir Medical Center. They are both expected to survive, police said. Two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old girl, were inside the home at the time of the shootings but were not hurt, police said. Marijuana was being grown inside the house, which is believed to be the reason the home was targeted, police said. Koran Colston was charged as an adult earlier this month for Kelow Colston’s murder. Although the victim actually shot Kelow Colston, the other suspects in the case can be charged with the murder under California law because they allegedly committed the underlying crimes that provoked the killing, prosecutors said. Koran Colston has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of attempted robbery and one count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, according to court records. He also faces two enhancements for the personal use of a firearm, Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney John Cope said. Kim Colston will likely face similar charges, Aguinaga said. Investigators plan to bring the case to the district attorney’s office on Monday. Police are continuing to search for more suspects in the case, Aguinaga said. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.
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