A man was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a Fairfield parolee during a prearranged fight near a high school parking lot in October, Fairfield police said today.Claude Washington was charged today with murder and multiple counts of armed robbery for the shooting and a series of unrelated incidents in Fairfield and Vacaville, police said.Washington is believed to have shot 29-year-old Jamal Thornton during a prearranged fight on Oct. 11 at Armijo High School, located at 824 Washington St., police said.Thornton and 28-year-old Shamar Sims had agreed to meet at about 9 p.m. to settle a dispute with a fight, but when they began fighting, one of their associates opened fire with a handgun, police said.Thornton was shot and died soon after. The crowd fled before police arrived, but Sims was arrested for parole violation two days after the incident when officers served search warrants in Vallejo and Dixon, police said.A 17-year-old Fairfield resident was also arrested in the days after the shooting for destruction of evidence and delaying and/or obstructing a police officer in the performance of his duties. Washington was arrested following a joint investigation by the Fairfield Police Department, Solano County District Attorney’s Office, Vacaville Police Department and California Department of Justice.
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