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* Ellis Gabriel Ross Vallejo Murder Suspect For Killing Marico Whitemon Extradited From Pennsylvania

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The suspect in a Vallejo homicide who was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday has been extradited back to the Bay Area and will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Solano County Superior Court.Ellis Gabriel Ross, 21, was booked into Solano County jail late Sunday. He is being held without bail for the murder of 36-year-old Marico Whitemon, of Vallejo, outside Parkway Liquors at 1601 Lewis Brown Road on Feb. 6.Vallejo police said two suspects encountered Whitemon as they left the store at about 12:50 a.m. that day.They exchanged words with him before one of the them drew a gun from his waistband and shot him, police said. They then fled in an early 1990s Honda Accord or similar car.Whitemon suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was pronounced dead. Ross was arrested Friday in Wilkinsbug, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh.Sheriff William Mullen of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania said Ross was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for traffic violations including running stop signs.Mullen said that when deputies asked the driver, 44-year-old Ronald Lewis of Wilkinsburg, for his driver’s license, Lewis said he didn’t have one.When deputies questioned Ross, he told them, “I have some marijuana on me.” and when Ross stepped out of the car to be searched. a large amount of marijuana fell out from under his jacket, Mullen said.The deputies checked to see if there were any warrants for the two men and discovered that Ross was wanted in connection with Whitemon’s murder. They also determined that there was a warrant for Lewis for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to Mullen.The second suspect in Whitemon’s shooting is still at large. He is described as a white or Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s, Vallejo police said.

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