A Dixon high school student was shot in the chest in Northwest Park in Dixon at about 8:pm, Friday, April 17, 2015. He was rushed to Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville where he died.
There were several people at the park – including families with small children – who witnessed the crime.
The next day, Saturday, April 18, at about 2 pm a 16 year-old Hispanic male suspect was taken into custody in Vacaville and charged with murder. Because the suspect is a juvenile, his name is not being released.
Both the victim and the shooter are believed to enrolled in Dixon’s Maine Prairie High School.
Unconfirmed reports from witnesses are that several other youths were involved and that more shots – up to eight – were fired but did not hit anyone.
The Dixon Police Department is urging anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact the Department at 678-7080. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Solano County Crime Stoppers tip line at 707-644-7867.