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Richmond Police Release Sketch Of Murderer In The 4200 block Of Cutting Boulevard Where Miguel Soto-Leyva , 28, Was Found Dead In His Car

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Richmond police released a sketch today of a suspect in the fatal April 22 shooting of San Rafael resident Miguel Soto-Leyva and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man.The shooting happened shortly after midnight in the 4200 block ofCutting Boulevard in the city’s South Side neighborhood.Police received a call reporting a man slumped over the steering wheel of a car at about 12:30 a.m., Richmond police Sgt. Bisa French said.Officers arrived and found Soto-Leyva, 28, dead inside a parked car. He had been shot in the head, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office.It appeared that the shooter had approached the driver’s side window and started firing, French said.Police conducted a neighborhood check and found that someone had heard shots fired shortly after midnight, but didn’t report it, French said.The gunman is believed to be about 20 years old, but could be younger. He is about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with a dark complexion and a thin build. He has gaps between his teeth on both the upper and lower jaw and a tattoo on his arm, according to police. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information.

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