Arrest in Vacaville killing

Arrest in Vacaville killing

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Since: Aug 10

San Jose, CA

#1 Aug 31, 2011
A Vacaville man wanted in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old in front of an Alamo Drive apartment complex last month was taken into custody Tuesday in Washington after being contacted during a pedestrian stop by police there.

Rico Espitia, 21, was stopped by an Ocean Shores police officer because he allegedly resembled another fugitive authorities were searching for, according to radio station KBKW in Ocean Shores. When the officer ran Espitia's name, he discovered that he was wanted on an outstanding homicide warrant that had been taken out by Vacaville police last week, according to Vacaville police Sgt. Pat Williams.

An ongoing investigation by Vacaville's Investigative Service Section (ISS) linked Espitia to the fatal shooting of Quinten Nears on July 30 that authorities said may be gang related.

On the night of the shooting, officers responded to the apartment complex in the 1500 block of Alamo Drive at about 9:17 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area, according to authorities. Police arrived to find Nears lying in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Despite emergency treatment from both officers and Vacaville Fire Department personnel, Nears was pronounced dead, police said.

A thorough search of the area combining officers, K-9 officers, sheriff's deputies and an air unit from a neighboring county were unable to locate the gunman.

The investigation into the shooting continued with ISS detectives taking over the criminal investigation and ultimately obtaining a warrant for Espitia's arrest.

No further information was available as of press time, although officers said Espitia will be transported back to Solano County to face charges.

Since: Aug 10

San Jose, CA

#2 Aug 31, 2011
As usual the Repeater is right on top of things. I remember seeing this posting a few days ago from the Ocean Shores NEWSpaper.

Then they wonder why people don't want to pay for their rag.
Max

Vacaville, CA

#3 Aug 31, 2011
Still whining about a newspaper you love to hate.

“Oblabla - You Lie”

Since: Jan 08

Richmond to Buddy

#4 Aug 31, 2011
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
As usual the Repeater is right on top of things. I remember seeing this posting a few days ago from the Ocean Shores NEWSpaper.
Then they wonder why people don't want to pay for their rag.
Couldn't agree more, I stopped subscribing to the Reporter after they went out and recruited the racist La Raza Columnist years ago. Also I cannot remember seeing a Reporter article about the drunk driving ex Vaca Cop being arrested again for the same charges here in town. Just another example of what happens when you let a bunch of "PC Progressives" take over.

Since: Aug 10

Fairfield, CA

#5 Aug 31, 2011
Max wrote:
Still whining about a newspaper you love to hate.
Yep, I sure am.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#9 Aug 31, 2011
RandMan 1 wrote:
Speaking of newspapers, somebody was just telling me about an article in the Fairfield paper about some retired cops saying they know who the Zodiac is. He's supposed to be a 91-year-old alcoholic guy still living in Fairfield or Cordelia. That's a trip!! Didn't see the article myself, just heard about it. Anybody know anything about it?
The article is using a pseudonym for the suspects name. They are referring to him as Andrew Todd Walker. Word on the net is that his real name is William Joseph Grant.
Here's a link to an interesting site that talks about him. I initially started reading on page 5. I'm not sure if his name was mentioned before that.

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.p...

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#10 Aug 31, 2011
Thanks, Gem. I love this!
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>The article is using a pseudonym for the suspects name. They are referring to him as Andrew Todd Walker. Word on the net is that his real name is William Joseph Grant.
Here's a link to an interesting site that talks about him. I initially started reading on page 5. I'm not sure if his name was mentioned before that.
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.p...

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#12 Aug 31, 2011
She's a very interesting lady!
RandMan 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, Gem!! This is fascinating stuff!!

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#13 Aug 31, 2011
RandMan 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, Gem!! This is fascinating stuff!!
You're very welcome. You should check your mail too.
I read a book about the Zodiac years ago, and have been interested ever since.I'd love to see the case solved. Very interesting the part about this "suspect's" wife having an affair with a judge, and then the investigators were told out of the blue that they were done, and "tear up your s**t."

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Since: Jul 08

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#14 Aug 31, 2011
Granny Loves America wrote:
Thanks, Gem. I love this!<quoted text>
You're very welcome! I love the websleuths website. They follow a lot of stories, and people always have great thoughts, and the mods do a good job of keeping things flowing nicely.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

BELIEVE THEM

#15 Aug 31, 2011
Granny Loves America wrote:
She's a very interesting lady! <quoted text>
Thank you very much Gran!

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#17 Aug 31, 2011
This was the scariest thing I ever heard of! Until I read about the that cutie Charlie. Wow, is he ever short! You would be very good at being a PI. Finally, an interesting topic! I promise I'll put aside some time to read it.
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>You're very welcome! I love the websleuths website. They follow a lot of stories, and people always have great thoughts, and the mods do a good job of keeping things flowing nicely.

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#18 Aug 31, 2011
He must be busy planning his next "sneaky".
Rickster wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, I read his stuff. He's such a buffoon. Always forgetting to change his name. LOL

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

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#19 Aug 31, 2011
RandMan 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, Gem!! This is fascinating stuff!!
Another very interesting link!
http://www.opordanalytical.com/phpBB3/viewtop...

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#20 Aug 31, 2011
Very cool. I'm going to read more of this, too.
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>Another very interesting link!
http://www.opordanalytical.com/phpBB3/viewtop...

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

Since: Jul 08

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#21 Aug 31, 2011
Granny Loves America wrote:
Very cool. I'm going to read more of this, too. <quoted text>
It's a little addicting. I've got so many tabs open it's not even funny lol. I'll keep posting any interesting links I find.

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#22 Aug 31, 2011
Thank you. I'm totally ignoring the real reason I am online. hahaha
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>It's a little addicting. I've got so many tabs open it's not even funny lol. I'll keep posting any interesting links I find.
Adam Lambert

Vineburg, CA

#23 Aug 31, 2011
Rico Espitia, 21

Doggone those %^&*($#)@ Anglo-Saxons! Murderous thugs, every danged one!
vacaville

Modesto, CA

#24 Sep 5, 2011
the guy he shot was black im suprised emjoe or bob isnt saying he deserved it

Since: Aug 10

San Jose, CA

#25 Sep 5, 2011
vacaville wrote:
the guy he shot was black im suprised emjoe or bob isnt saying he deserved it
How are we supposed to know if the guy was black? I didn't see the headline "Mexican shoots black guy"

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