Man accused of killing half-brother appears in court

By From page A4 | March 21, 2014

Vacaville police photo of murder suspect German Lopez. (Courtesy photo)

German Lopez is shown in this photo provided by Vacaville police.

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield man accused of fatally shooting his half-brother outside a Vacaville hospital in November 2013 after a related shooting outside a Fairfield home was in court briefly Thursday.

German Lopez, 31, was ordered to return to court Sept. 9 for a probable cause hearing. Lopez is in jail with no bail and previously pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges.

German and Xavier Lopez were involved in an argument with Jose G. Reyes outside his home at the corner of Flicker Lane and Quail Drive in Fairfield, according to police. The argument culminated with several shots being fired and Reyes being wounded.

Witnesses saw German and Xavier Lopez flee the shooting scene. About 45 minutes later, several gunshots were heard outside Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center.

Xavier Lopez, who had been shot several times, was brought into the hospital’s emergency room, where he later died.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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