FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2022
Contact: Ted Asregadoo, Public Information Officer, 925-957-8638
DA Files Multiple Felony Firearm Assault Charges In Pleasant Hill Shooting
Martinez, Calif. – Two men from Antioch and Pittsburg face multiple felony firearm assault charges related to a shooting in Pleasant Hill that threatened four teenage minors.
19-year-old Alexander Martinezcurena of Pittsburg and 19-year-old Saul Jimenez of Antioch both face a four-count felony complaint with enhancements for the crime of assault with a semiautomatic firearm [PC245(b)]. Charges were filed against Jimenez on September 12th, and against Martinezcurena on September 26th.
The shooting took place on September 9th, 2022, at Pleasant Oaks Park in Pleasant Hill around 10:55 pm following a high school football game. A group of high school students were at the park when shots were fired in their direction. In the aftermath, several witnesses observed two males in a black car flee from the scene. The ensuing police investigation led to the identity of the perpetrators and the vehicle involved in the incident.
Jimenez was subsequently arrested on September 11th in Antioch and Martinezcurena on the 21st in Pittsburg. Jimenez and Martinezcurena will be arraigned in Martinez on September 27th at 1:35 pm. Both are currently in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility with bail amounts set at $680,000 each.
01-22-01569 | The People of the State of California vs. Jimenez, Saul
01-22-01649| The People of the State of California vs. Martinezcurena, Alexander