Update 1/23: KTVU is reporting that the motive for the shooting was a “drug deal gone bad.”
A law enforcement source told KTVU late Thursday that the motive for the fatal shooting of a Danville teenager Tuesday night was a marijuana deal gone bad.
The source told KTVU that 17-year-old Rylan Fuchs was shot in front of his home during a dispute over a quarter pound of marijuana and that the gunman is another teen, age 15 or 16.
Danville police confirmed that they have identified a “person of interest” in Tuesday night’s fatal shooting of 17-year-old Rylan Fuchs, reports NBC11.
The station reported Thursday that they have identified a teenager as a person of interest but wouldn’t release details Thursday night. Police have interviewed a large pool of witnesses that helped lead them to this possible suspect.
Fuchs, a senior at San Ramon Valley High School, was shot once in the throat during an altercation that took place in front of his El Capitan Drive home Tuesday. The shooting took place shortly after 9 p.m.
Fuchs was transported to John Muir Medical Center where he died Wednesday morning. Fuchs’ stepfather, Ron Harmon, told reporters Wednesday that he heard a gunshot around 9 p.m. and what sounded like a bump against the front door. He found his stepson outside bleeding from the neck.
While police have said that Fuchs knew his killer and that the shooting was not random, they have not released any information about a motive.