FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating Wednesday’s death of a homeless man as Fairfield’s first homicide of the year.
David Chambers Jr., a 37-year-old transient, was found lying motionless in the bushes around 3 p.m. on the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, police said. A witness spotted the man and tried to awaken him, but got no response before calling police.
Police said Chambers was originally transported to NorthBay Medical Center, where it was realized he had suffered head and face injuries. Chambers was then transported to John Muir Medical Center, where he died.
“We are trying to determine how and when Mr. Chambers sustained his injuries,” Sgt. Troy Oviatt said in a press release.
Rod Malloy, chief operations officer with Mission Solano, said investigators had been by to talk to people at the shelter about Chambers. Malloy said Chambers frequented Mission Solano about a year ago, but they hadn’t seen him since.
Police are now asking for the public’s help to get any details they can.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour Tip Line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.
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