Parolee Suspect Arrested in Recent Fairfield Murder

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November 16, 2016 |

Fairfield, Calif. - The Fairfield Police Department announced an arrest has been made in the murder that occurred on Friday, October 28.

On Monday, November 14, 24-year old VaShawn Davis of Farifield was located and arrested in Sacramento without incident after being located by officers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Office of Correctional Safety.

On October 28, 2016 at 9:52 p.m., Fairfield Police began receiving phone calls regarding a shooting that had occurred in the 500 block of Alaska Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim in an apartment complex suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, identified as 26-year old Jonathan Cottonham, Jr. of San Francisco, was transported to a local trauma center and was later pronounced deceased. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit were called out and began investigating the incident.

Detectives with the Fairfield Police Department's Investigations Bureau Vashawn Davis, a parolee, as a prime suspect. After his Sacramento arrest on Monday, Davis was turned over to Fairfield Police and was transported back to Solano County where he was booked for murder and an existing warrant for a violation of his Parole.

The is an ongoing investigation and no further information can be released at this time. Anyone with information about this homicide is encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department's Major Crimes Unit at 707-428-7600. You can also call our Tip Line at 707-428-7345, Solano Crime Stoppers at 707-644-7867, or Text “TIP FAIRFIELDPD” followed by your message to 888777. Callers and texters can remain anonymous.




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