A 15-year-old Alameda County resident, who had been living in group home near the residence of slain Danville teen Rylan Fuchs, was arrested early Friday morning in connection with Tuesday night’s fatal shooting. The suspect was arrested in Oakland at the home of relatives, news reports say.
Danville’s police chief told reporters that the shooting could involve drugs. KTVU, citing a law enforcement source, said Fuchs was shot in front of his home in a dispute over a quarter pound of marijuana. You can read more about the arrest of the boy, who attended San Ramon Valley High with Fuchs, here.
According to state records, there are more than 100 group homes for trouble youths at various locations throughout Contra Costa County, most located in West and East Contra Costa. There is one group home listed in Danville.
And speaking of the issue of group homes with troubled youths being housed in so-called "nice" communities like Danville, there is an interesting discussion going on on the Contra Costa Times message board. The posters are also debating to what extent Fuchs was asking for trouble, because of the pot-using ways of himself and his friends, which are very much on display on his Myspace and Facebook pages.