Manhunt continues for Garcia's shooter

September 4, 2008 1:19:53 PM PDT
Fairfield police again issued an urgent plea to the public for help in their investigation into who shot the city's youngest-ever city councilman, Matt Garcia.

Besides working very hard on this investigation, Fairfield police are doing everything they can to keep this story in the public's eye. They held a press conference Thursday morning asking anyone with information on who shot Matt Garcia to come forward. At this point more then 100 federal, state, county and city investigators are looking for the person responsible for shooting Garcia.

Garcia's family said their goodbyes to him Wednesday and Thursday morning he remains on life support while his organs are being harvested.

"This is a case that hits home for us. I would not say that we are frustrated, but there is lots of information to follow up on, but with any investigation - it doesn't happen overnight," said Katheryn Scareott, Fairfield police department.

Garcia was the city's youngest elected official, he was just 21-years-old when he was sworn in last year. A woman was taken into police custody on Wednesday night. She is believed to be a key witness.

Services for Matt Garcia

  • Prayer service - 7 tonight. Parkway Community Church, 2397 Heath Drive, Fairfield.
  • Viewing - 5-9 p.m. Monday Sept 8, 2008. Liberty Christian Center, 2641 N. Texas St., Fairfield.
  • Memorial - 4 p.m. Tuesday September 9, 2008. Armijo High School, 824 Washington St., Fairfield (football field).
  • Donations to the Matt Garcia Memorial Fund can be made at First Bank, 2407 Waterman Blvd., Fairfield. Proceeds will go toward funeral arrangements and the creation of a public-service charitable foundation in Garcia's name.

    Tip Hotlines:
    Fairfield Police Department 24hr tip line: (707) 428-7790
    Solano County Crimestoppers: (707) 644-7867


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