Naomy Rojas

Naomy Rojas is shown in this photo provided by the Fairfield Police Department. Rojas, 16, of Fairfield, was found dead from a gunshot would early Feb. 15, 2014, behind the apartments on the 1400 block of Phoenix Drive. (Daily Republic/Fairfield Police Department)


Police arrest 4 in Fairfield teen’s killing

By March 01, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Four men accused of killing a Fairfield teenager are in jail Friday awaiting criminal charges.

They are suspected of shooting Naomy Rojas, 16, of Fairfield, who was found dead early Feb. 15 behind apartments on the 1400 block of Phoenix Drive, near the railroad tracks.

Jovon N. Granado, 24, Robert F. Dishman, 21, Eric A. Rico, 19, and Jesus Rodriguez, 22, all of Fairfield, were booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of murder and criminal conspiracy, police announced midafternoon Friday. They were identified as suspects early Friday after what police described as a nonstop investigation that began shortly after the body of Rojas was found.

News of the arrests brought a swift response from Mayor Harry Price.

“The officers were relentless in their investigation that resulted in the apprehension of the four who were charged,” he said.

Police suspect that the four men went to Phoenix Drive on the night of the deadly shooting to confront a person who was with Rojas. Gunshots were fired and Rojas was killed. Police said they do not believe she was the target.

Granado and Rico were in custody since Wednesday for various alleged weapon and drug offenses. Police said four firearms were seized as evidence in the case.

Police said all four men have prior law enforcement-related contacts, and that Granado is a convicted felon on active parole. Police said Rico and Rodriguez are documented Sureño gang members.

The death of Rojas was Fairfield’s second homicide of 2014. The first occurred Jan. 3 when Terrell Brumfield, 21, of Fairfield, was shot and killed at Parkway Gardens. No one has been arrested in connection with Brumfield’s death.

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

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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  • Lindsay D.March 01, 2014 - 8:53 pm

    So relieved to hear that arrests have been made. May the family get the closure they deserve, and the people responsible for this innocent girls death repent, find Christ, face the family and ask for forgiveness. God have mercy on their souls and God bless everyone involved in any way shape or form to help the Rojas family out. Whether it be morally or financially.

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