As we were riding back home on our bikes, my ten and seven year old children wondered why there was a photo of a man, some candles, flowers and a balloon on our street. The items are next to a fire hydrant, and directly across the street from the house where the shooter was. I really didn't know how to answer them. I try to be truthful with them, but to tell them the guy in the picture was murdered here, seemed a bit much for them to handle.
I avoided the question as best I could in an effort to protect them from the reality of the situation. Of course this was a memorial to Mr. Gadiel Nunez, father of six children, shot while delivering newspapers on my street. This occured on March 21, 2012 and no arrests have been made. There was video footage of the murder from a home surveillance camera and numerous witinesses, but here we are four months later with no arrests. The Suisun Chief of Police told us arrests would be coming soon, several months ago. I contacted him and was told there was a log jam at the state investigative level.
I urge everyone to write their representatives and tell them it is not acceptable to allow murder evidence to become backlogged. It seems ridiculous to have to suggest this, but murder cases should be have the highest priority. Also drop a line to the Suisun City police chief and let him know you are still waiting for what he promised.