A North Bay teenager is likely facing murder charges following the violent death of a 14-year-old that was mistaken for a train accident.
Police in the Solano County city of Fairfield say they received a report of a body by some train tracks at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. They responded to the railroad tracks near State Street, and found the body of a teenager — but he had not been struck by a train, as the original report suggested. As Bay Area News Group reports, police observed that he had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has only been identified as a 14-year-old resident of Fairfield, and his name isn't being released "out of respect for the family’s wishes," police say.
Evidence found at the scene led police to arrest another 14-year-old boy for the killing. He is set to be arraigned on Thursday, and the exact charges against him aren't yet filed. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and other weapons charges.
Fairfield Police Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen said in a press statement that this did not appear to be a random act of violence, though it is not clear how the two boys knew each other.
Jacobson also said "there is no known gang aspect to the crime."
District Attorney Krishna Abrams has already said that the boy will not be tried as an adult, and the case will remain in juvenile court, given the suspect's age.
The Fairfield PD says this is still an active investigation, and if you have information to share, you are asked contact the Investigations Bureau at (707) 428-7600.
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