Vacaville police today arrested a suspect in the Oct. 6 murder of Vacaville High School student Demetrious Ward. Ward, 18, was shot in the head around 1:30 a.m. as he sat in a Ford F-150 truck in the parking lot of the Canyon Creek Apartments at 159 Aegean Way. He had surgery at a hospital and died at 4:30 a.m. Police contacted several people who knew Ward and the suspect, Alijondro Edward Jones, 20, of Vacaville, police Lt. Matt Lydon said.
Jones and Ward knew of each other and the investigation determined that Jones intended to rob Ward of a small amount of marijuana at the time Ward was shot, Lydon said. “This was not random,” Lydon said. Vacaville police detectives contacted Jones this morning around 10:30 a.m. when he arrived for a meeting with his probation officer, Lydon said.
Jones was arrested without incident on suspicion of murder, attempted robbery and probation violations and booked in the Solano County jail. Jones has previous arrests for domestic violence offenses, Lydon said.
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