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* Timothy Cook Identified as Man Fatally Shot at His Home on Devonwood Drive in Hercules

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A man who was shot to death Thursday night in front of his home in Hercules has been identified as 43-year-old Timothy Cook, a Contra Costa County coroner’s deputy said today. Officers responded to calls reporting a shooting at around 10:30 p.m. in front of a home at 713 Devonwood, Hercules police spokeswoman Michelle Harrington said. Arriving officers found Cook in a vehicle with gunshot wounds, Harrington said. He had apparently just arrived home when he was shot eight times. Cook was pronounced dead at Doctors Medical Center. Witnesses told police a suspect was seen who was described as male, around 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds. Investigators were waiting on search warrants this morning before they began going through Cook’s house to see if there was anything inside that could lead to a potential suspect or point to a possible motive for the shooting, Harrington said. Cook is the city’s second homicide victim this year. The first was 43 year old Wyander Ricketts, who was beaten to death inside her home in March. Her husband, Norman McGinnis, 56, was arrested and charged with murder. He remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility awaiting trial. Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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  • SO SAD, AFTER HE DID A 350 DEGREE TURN AROUND TOOK THE NEGATIVE & TURNED IT INTO THE POSITIVE. WHO EVER DID THAT WAS A COWARD!

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