An 18-year-old Safeway employee and recent high school graduate was shot and killed in the parking lot where he was working while delivering food to customers. A 23-year-old black male accused of being the shooter is in custody. There is no evidence that the victim and the alleged shooter knew each other or had any previous interactions.
The alleged black, male shooter did not pin the 18-year-old white male to the ground with his knee before shooting him to death, so there won’t be any riots or looting to commemorate the 18-year-old white male’s death.
The mainstream media, as usual, is silent about the shooting death of the young white, male, high school graduate who loved to fish and had dreams of playing professional baseball, allegedly by a black male with no known motive.
Fox News KTVU – The mother of a Safeway employee shot and killed in American Canyon said Monday that is struggling to cope with the sudden loss of her only son.
“My son was a piece of me, a piece that has gone,” Tracy Garza of Fairfield said of 18-year-old Nathan Garza.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with Garza’s shooting death a day earlier outside of a Safeway supermarket where he worked.
Christopher “Roly” Young, 23 years old, from Martinez, was booked on suspicion of murder.
No motive was given. Law enforcement did not say whether the two knew each other or not.
Sheriff’s deputies said they tracked Young down after they were tipped off to white-colored Cadillac sedan with a partial California license plate of “7NP” seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed.
Deputies found that Cadillac, which they say was used in the shooting, parked on Cattail Drive in American Canyon.
Residential surveillance video showed man matching the description of Young parking and exiting the vehicle within minutes of the shooting and hopping over fences in people’s backyards.
He then ran away but was eventually caught, deputies said.
Officers searched the Cadillac and found a .45 caliber handgun, the same caliber handgun used in the Safeway shooting, deputies said.
A motive wasn’t known Monday. Authorities said the two men did not appear to know each other and didn’t interact with each other before the shooting.
He was the youngest of seven siblings, the rest all sisters.
He graduated this past spring from Early College High School and Rodriguez High School in Fairfield and enjoyed fishing and playing baseball. He had already started training with the team at Diablo Valley College.
“His ultimate dream was to pitch for the Oakland A’s,” his mother said.
Detectives would like to talk with anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may help solve this case. They can be reached at (707) 253-4591.