A suspect allegedly involved in an apparent vehicular homicide that claimed the life of a Lafayette woman near Buchanan Field Airport early Saturday was formally charged Thursday with gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.
The Contra Costa County D.A.’s Office brought charges against 26-year-old Anthony Johnathan Buscemi of Pacheco in connection with the death of Shelly Stevens, 35, of Lafayette.
Buscemi is currently in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility. He is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail.
On Saturday, September 5, at about 1:14 a.m., sheriff’s deputies, along with California Highway Patrol officers, were dispatched to a report of a body found at the 5000 block of Marsh Road in an unincorporated area north of Buchanan Field Airport.
Upon arrival, Deputies and CHP Officers located a deceased woman on the road. The CHP started the initial investigation due to evidence that she was struck by a vehicle. The victim was later identified as Stevens.
During an area check, a Deputy Sheriff found the suspect vehicle nearby. Based on initial findings and evidence, this incident was later classified as a vehicular homicide and the Office of the Sheriff took over the primary investigation.
Throughout the weekend, homicide detectives from the Sheriff’s Office authored and served multiple search warrants in Concord and Pacheco and questioned numerous people related to the case. Buscemi surrendered to detectives on Tuesday, September 8.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.