Shooting death of 23-year-old marks Vallejo's first homicide of 2012
No motive known for killing of man in North Vallejo http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_19966318
A 23-year-old Vallejo man is the city's first homicide victim of the year after he succumbed to multiple bullet wounds after a shooting on Valentine's Day afternoon, police said.
At about 4:45 p.m., police received a couple of reports of a shooting in the 100 block of Fordham Circle. Upon arriving, they could not find a victim, but soon learned that a friend had driven the victim to Sutter Solano Medical Center, police said.
The man was shot numerous times and died about one and a half hours later after medical personnel were unable to revive him, police said. His name was not released pending notification of family.
Police found multiple bullet casings at the scene, and were interviewing witnesses Tuesday night. Police said they believe that there was only one suspect involved, but the motive for the shooting was unknown.
While the death marks the city's first homicide of the year, Dorian Walls, 38, of Vallejo, was killed in a shooting Jan. 31 in the 20 block of Reis Avenue in Vallejo's unincorporated area. Solano County Sheriff deputies responded to the shooting at about 7:40 p.m. and found Walls in the driveway of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds.
There were 18 homicides in Vallejo last year, not including two homicides that occurred in the unincorporated area. The last Vallejo homicide that happened on Valentine's day was in 2010. Michael Anthony Davis Jr., 27, was found at about 7 p.m. in the 100 block of Mark Avenue with multiple bullet wounds.