Trial Begins for Suspect Accused of Killing Antioch Teen in Gang-Related Shooting

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The trial has commenced for Anthony McCoy, a suspect accused of the murder of 17-year-old Anthony Westbrook Jr. in a gang-related shooting. The incident occurred on September 4, 2022, when Westbrook was shot and killed outside his home in Antioch. Deputy District Attorney Kate Dunbar stated in her opening statement that the prosecution’s case would rely on digital evidence placing McCoy at the scene of the shooting, as well as his conversations with members of the Bully Boys gang on an Instagram chat group.

According to charging documents, the Bully Boys gang engaged in discussions about shooting rivals, including Westbrook, as early as April 26, 2022. The gang, based in Pittsburg, has been involved in conflicts with rival gangs such as the Klap Sā€” gang and the Midtown gang, to which Westbrook belonged. Dunbar highlighted McCoy’s alleged involvement in the shooting, stating that GPS records would demonstrate his presence inside a red Nissan Altima, the vehicle used by the suspects. She also mentioned McCoy’s use of the Instagram chat group to boast about his role in a previous shooting.

McCoy’s defense attorney opted to delay their opening statement until after the prosecution has presented its case. The trial is expected to last at least two weeks.

 

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