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* Shamar Sims Arrested for Parole Violation After Allegedly Fighting with Murder Victim Jamal Terrell Thornton

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Fairfield police today arrested a parolee who fought with another parolee shortly before he was murdered at Armijo High School Monday night. Shamar Sims, 28, was arrested for a parole violation and not for the shooting murder of 29 year old Jamal Terrell Thornton, Sgt. Brad Collins said. Police also arrested a 17-year-old Fairfield resident for destruction of evidence and delaying and/or obstructing a police officer in the performance of his duties, Collins said. The teen was booked into juvenile hall. The arrests came after police served search warrants in Vallejo and Dixon, Collins said. Thornton, Sims and their associates agreed to meet at about 9 p.m.in a parking lot at the high school, located at 824 Washington St., to settle a feud, police said. When the two men began fighting, someone shot Thornton, Lt. Darrin Moody said. Thornton was pronounced dead at 9:28 p.m., Deputy Adrian Garcia of the Solano County coroner’s office said. Everyone fled before police arrived. The fight was not related to the school or to a soccer game there Monday, police said. Collins said the investigation is continuing, and more arrests are expected.

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