Discovery Bay Homicide Update
Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff are continuing to investigate a homicide that occurred on Sunday in Discovery Bay.
Suspect William Shultz is currently at the Martinez Detention Facility on one count of murder. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
On Sunday at about 10:09 AM, the Office of the Sheriff received a report of a stabbing that occurred at a residence on the 1900 block of Frost Way in Discovery Bay. When Deputies arrived at the home, they were told the stabbing victim, 9-year-old Jordan Almgren, was being driven to the hospital by a family member. Deputies on scene identified 18-year-old Shultz as the suspect. Shultz is known to the victim’s family and was staying at the home on a sleepover. Detectives believe at some point during the early morning, he attacked Almgren for unknown reasons. Detectives are still trying to establish a motive.
At 3:01 PM, Kaiser Antioch Medical Center notified the Office of the Sheriff that Shultz was being treated at their facility after a nurse had apparently seen social media reports that Shultz was wanted. Deputies responded to the hospital and arrested Shultz without incident.
On Saturday at about 11 AM, Deputies were dispatched to Shultz’s residence in Discovery Bay and requested by his family to evaluate Shultz’s mental health status. During this contact, Deputies determined that Shultz did not meet the criteria as defined in Welfare and Institutions Code 5150. However, Shultz voluntarily agreed to be transported to County Hospital for evaluation and treatment. Deputies requested an ambulance, which transported Shultz to County Hospital.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detectives at (925) 313-2600.