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* Joshua Petersen Identified as Man Fatally Shot by Antioch Police

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The Contra Costa County coroner’s office today identified a fugitive who was fatally shot by Antioch police on Monday night as 33-year-old Joshua Petersen. Officers responded to a report of a fugitive in the area of  Lemontree Court who they say was wanted on two arrest warrants. They confronted Petersen in a carport at 2409 Lemontree Court at about 5:50 p.m. Monday, police said. Multiple officers fired their weapons at the Antioch resident after realizing he was armed with a handgun, police said. Petersen was
pronounced dead at the home. No officers were injured.

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