LOMPOC, Calif. - Update: Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne releases statement on soldier killed in Lompoc homicide,
"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Marlon Brumfield. Marlon's life impacted Lompoc and the entire country, given his mission to serve. I am very concerned about the rise in crime, and am committed to building a safer Lompoc. Marlon's death must not be in vain, but part of the demand for change. Public safety will continue to be our city's top priority. Despite the reduction in staff and resources in the Lompoc Police Department, I am confident Lompoc police will work as hard as ever to solve this heinous act. It is important that we rally together as a community, alongside our police department, to reduce crime. As a first step, if you know anything about this shooting, or any other crime in Lompoc, please contact Lompoc police at 805-736-2341, or report tips anonymously via the Lompoc Police Department mobile app."
The Lompoc Police Department is investigating an early morning homicide that left a soldier dead.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting around 1:53 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and A Street.
When police got to the scene, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds.
First responders tried to save his life, but he died at the scene.
Police identified the victim as Marion Brumfield, 22, of Lompoc.
Police say Brumfield was a soldier on leave from Germany for the month and was visiting home when he was killed walking down the street.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lompoc Police Department Detective Bureau.
This is the sixth homicide in the city this year.