17-Year-Old Shot to Death During Altercation in Vacaville Neighborhood

VACAVILLE -- A Vacaville man has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting a 17-year-old in an early morning confrontation.

It was not the activity neighbors are used to seeing outside of Creekside Gardens on Bel Air Drive.

"Typically it's a quiet neighborhood. There's never been anything like this that goes on," said neighbor Lea Schroeder.

Vacaville police say it is also a pretty safe community but with that being said they are investigating the city’s second homicide of 2018.

Daignet Montoya, 39

The Vacaville Police Department reports just after midnight Monday, 39-year-old Daignet Montoya was sitting in his vehicle when he was approached by a group of five people. That's when some kind of argument began.

"I was in bed and I just heard arguing, people yelling," Schroeder told FOX40.

Montoya left the argument and went into his apartment to retrieve his gun. Then the confrontation continued.

A short time later, someone in the group threw a bottle toward Montoya and that's when police say the 39-year-old fired a single shot.

"When officers arrived on scene they located a 17-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest," said Vacaville Police Sgt. Frank Piro. "He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased."

Montoya has been booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of murder. He is being held without bail.

As police continued throughout the morning to gather evidence, neighbors say they are now thinking of a family dealing with a tragedy during what's supposed to be a joyous day.

"And it will probably be ruined for the rest of their lives because they are going to have to ... it's going to be a bad day for them forever," said neighbor Lori Sedam.

Police have not identified the teen killed in the shooting.

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