12-year-old boy shot in North Richmond; suspect in custody

Vallejo police shoot suspect in Richmond's Hilltop neighborhood

A 12-year-old boy is in stable condition after a shooting in North Richmond on Thursday, and a suspect is in custody, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff reported Friday.

The shooting occurred about 6:22 p.m. near Truman Street and Chesley Avenue, where responding deputies found the boy, who was airlifted to a local hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect vehicle was seen leaving the area and was subsequently stopped by deputies. Javier Flores, 20 of San Pablo was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and participating in a gang. He is being held in lieu of $570,000 bail.

The motive of the shooting wasn’t immediately known.

Anyone with any information that can assist in the ongoing investigation is asked to contact the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 313-2500. For any tips, please email tips@so.cccounty.us or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.


  1. Everyone on the gang affiliation list should just be rounded up first, questions asked later.
    Currently we just wait for them to murder our loved ones then attempt to bring them to justice, often times failing even to do that much.
    I say round them all up first then require them to show proof that they can and are willing to live law abiding productive lives before they are allowed to roam our streets again.