Teen dies in Vallejo’s 15th homicide of 2013

By From page A3 | September 08, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Police in Vallejo are investigating the city’s 15th homicide of the year after a teenager was gunned down late Friday while sitting in a car.

The victim, 18, was in the driver’ seat of a white Honda shortly after 11:15 p.m. on the 600 block of Louisiana Street, with at least two other teens in the car. A brown vehicle similar to the Honda drove up and someone inside opened fire, police report, hitting the Honda numerous times. The vehicle was last seen headed north on Marin Street from Louisiana Street.

The driver of the white Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released. A 16-year-old passenger in the Honda was also shot and was taken to a local hospital. His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. A 15-year-old passenger was shot and was taken to a local trauma center, where police report he was in serious condition.

No motive for the shooting was released Saturday as the investigation continued.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to call Vallejo police detectives at 800-448-9383. Residents can also call Crime Stoppers at 644-7867 (STOP).

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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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  • Rich GiddensSeptember 07, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Call Minnie Noble------''dem'' good ol' boys are at it again!

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  • PatriotSeptember 08, 2013 - 4:40 am

    Another quiet day in good ole Vallejo!

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  • Rich GiddensSeptember 08, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    I bet the press release from the Unionized Police Department for that day says "nuttin' happened".

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