Three Fairfield men charged with the alleged gang-related fatal shooting of a Vacaville High School student delayed entering pleas Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court. Rudolfo Ortega, 21, Adrian Torres, 20, and Jesus Vidrio, 21, are scheduled to return to court next Tuesday afternoon. They are charged with the murder of 17-year-old Humberto Padilla and the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy, who is expected to survive. Vacaville police said the teens were shot outside the Vacaville Gable Apartments in the 100 block of Meadows Drive at about 6:50 p.m. Friday. Police said the suspects are gang members but that the two victims have no known gang ties. Some of the bullets entered four occupied apartments but no one
inside was injured, Sgt. Jeff King said. The suspects fled in a Chevrolet Impala. They were arrested after the car crashed on Dickson Hill Road in Fairfield. Padilla, known as “Beto”, was about to graduate from Vacaville High School in June and planned to enter the U.S. Air Force, according to a published obituary. He loved camping, playing video games, pool and football and tried recruiting his friends to join the Air Force. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Vacaville.
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