1 dead, 3 hurt Monday in Vallejo shootings

By From page A5 | July 09, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Detectives continued investigations Tuesday into a pair of shootings that left one person dead and three others hospitalized Monday in separate incidents that occurred within about five hours of one another in Vallejo.

Police responded to the intersection of Sutter and York streets at approximately 7:35 p.m. Monday to investigate a shooting and found someone injured inside a vehicle. The victim, identified by police early Tuesday only as a male resident of Vallejo, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died as a result of his injuries, according to police.

The victim’s name was initially withheld pending family notification. The Solano County Coroner’s Office referred calls Tuesday afternoon to authorities in Vallejo. Police there released no new information about the fatal shooting,  including the identity of the victim, as of early Tuesday night.

It’s the city’s sixth homicide of the year.

Monday’s fatal shooting happened a little more than five hours after another shooting left three people hospitalized.

Police responded at about 2:15 p.m. to the 800 block of Butte Street and found three people who had been shot. They had serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening but required immediate transport to area trauma centers, according to police.

The names of those injured and the type of gun used was not released.

Information from witnesses indicated that a light-colored Nissan Maxima occupied by three people was involved and the rear passenger was the shooter. Suspects were only described as having dark complexions. The vehicle they were in was last seen headed east on Butte Street toward Alabama Street.

No new information on this shooting was released Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the afternoon shootings is asked to call the Vallejo Police Department at 800-488-9383. Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to call Detective Sean Kenney at 648-4524.

People can also provide information anonymously to the Solano Crime Stoppers tip line at 644-STOP.

Ryan McCarthy contributed to this report. Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

This version corrects an inconsistent reference to when the victim in the Sutter and York shooting died. Police report that the victim was found injured inside a vehicle and later died at the hospital.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • 2realJuly 08, 2014 - 5:46 am

    Sounds like fairfield

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  • abramJuly 08, 2014 - 5:55 am

    No, Fairfield sounds like the V.....the V is way worse then fairfield.

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  • a sometime readerJuly 08, 2014 - 2:35 pm


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  • Julian WestJuly 08, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    vallejo, oakland and richmond moved to fairfield. that's why fairfield has been crazy for the last couple of years.

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  • JakeJuly 09, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Solano County = "The Purge" of the East Bay

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  • JimboJuly 09, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    But then some people live in such horrible locations they have nothing better to do than come to websites in California.

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  • nonchalantJuly 08, 2014 - 7:54 am

    No no where is worse than Fairfield.Fairfield is just sneaky and fake till they finally get caught then they lie and try to pay their way out cus they are then scared of consequences.

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  • BeeboJuly 08, 2014 - 8:22 am

    This is sounding like Vacaville. Sound it out" 'Va'llejo / 'Va'caville. We're all doomed.

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  • boomJuly 08, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Not sure how you can be found dead in a car , then die at the hospital of your injuries. Guess he died twice.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 08, 2014 - 8:41 am

    Did the guy in the car die twice? How does that work?

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  • Glen FaisonJuly 08, 2014 - 8:51 am

    @Mr. Smith and boom: Apologies for the miscue. Police report that the victim was found injured in the vehicle and later died at the hospital. That's what I get for updating the post after 2 a.m. It's corrected above.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 08, 2014 - 8:58 am

    No problem, Glen. I kind of thought that might be what happened.

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