‘Sleeping’ man found dead with gunshot wound

Police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man found with a gunshot wound in Antioch early this morning.

Officers responded to a request for a welfare check at Grassland and Whitehoof ways where a man was possibly sleeping on a sidewalk around 2:25 a.m., Sgt. Tom Fuhrmann said.

Arriving officers found a man unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound at the intersection, Fuhrmann said.

Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene, according to the sergeant.

The Police Department’s investigations bureau is looking into the case and no further details were released this morning.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Meads at (925) 779-6884.