26-year-old Vallejo man identified as victim of fatal shooting in Richmond

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Police investigate shooting in Pinole Valley Shopping Center parking lot
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Richmond police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday, July 14, in the area of S. 49th Street and Cutting Boulevard.

Just after 10 p.m., police responded to the area after receiving multiple calls of shots fired in the area, police said. Officers located a victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office as Emari Cook, 26, of Vallejo, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Cook was reportedly walking from Little Caesers Pizza in El Cerrito, making his way down Cutting Boulevard toward S. 49th Street, with a car following him, said Richmond police spokesperson Lt. Matt Stonebraker. Words were exchanged between Cook and individuals in the car, then a passenger got out and started shooting at Cook, according to Stonebraker.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no information about the suspects. Members of the public with information about the homicide are asked to call the Anonymous Crime Tip Line at (510) 307-8177.