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Vallejo Murder Suspect Arrested In Los Angeles

Four people were shot during a picnic.

By Bay City News Service

A suspect in a shooting murder at Crest Ranch Park in north
Vallejo on Saturday has been arrested in Los Angeles, Vallejo police said
today.
          Four people were shot at the north Vallejo park during a picnic
and barbecue around 8:15 p.m. They were driven to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo
Medical Center and Sutter Solano Hospital.
          One of the victims, 58-year-old Homer Woodrow, of Vallejo, died at
Sutter Solano Hospital.
          A 67-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy, both of Vallejo, were
in critical condition after the shootings. A 35-year-old Vallejo man also was
shot in the arm. The names of the victims have not been released.
          At least one occupant in a dark-colored van opened fire on the
victims in the park, Sgt. Kevin Coelho said.
          Police issued a murder and attempted murder arrest warrant
Wednesday for 18-year-old Gregory Joseph Bethany Jr., who fled to Arizona
after the shootings, Coelho said.
          Vallejo, Phoenix and Los Angeles police tracked Bethany from
Phoenix to Los Angeles and arrested him Tuesday, Coelho said.
          Bethany admitted to Vallejo police during questioning in Los
Angeles that he was involved in the shootings, Coelho said.
          Vallejo police also searched two Vallejo homes associated with
Bethany and recovered a .223-caliber rifle believed to be the murder weapon,
Coelho said.
          Police have not disclosed a motive for the shootings. Bethany will
be transferred to Solano County, Coelho said.

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