Gunshots land Antioch drug dealer in jail

Mohammed Al-Khafiy

Mohammed Al-Khafiy

A suspected drug dealer’s attempt to intimidate two Gang Unit detectives by firing repeated shots in a neighborhood has landed the gunman in the Metro Jail.

Mohammed B. Al-Khafiy, 23, of 4413 Dowdy Drive in Antioch, is charged with a number of offenses, including selling hydrocodone pills, possession of marijuana for resale, a felony ‘crooks with guns’ violation, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and unlawful gun possession.

Monday afternoon, Gang Unit Detectives Patrick Oakley and Rob Kelly were conducting surveillance on Fanning Drive near Dowdy Drive when they observed Al-Khafiy engage in an apparent drug deal.  Al-Khafiy apparently saw that he was being watched and sat in a vehicle for several minutes.  Detectives Oakley and Kelly were shocked when Al-Khafify suddenly got out of the car, aimed a black semi-automatic pistol in the air and rapidly cranked off about seven shots.  Detectives Oakley and Kelly immediately activated the blue lights on their unmarked police vehicle, approached Al-Khafiy and ordered him to put his hands behind his back.  Al-Khafiy responded, “F— you, shoot me.”  He continuously stated, “I ain’t doing it,” and “It’s not gonna happen,” in response to the officers efforts to bring him into custody.  During the struggle, Al-Khafiy yelled “get the gun” and “shoot these motherf——” to persons in the yard of an adjacent residence.  After finally gaining control of Al-Khafiy, the officers found his .40 caliber Glock pistol in the driver seat of his car.

Al-Khafiy later told a police supervisor that he fired the shots because he wanted those who were watching him to know that he had a gun.  It is unclear if he suspected that they were police officers before they approached.