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.