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Moment of silence at city council meeting honors latest Lompoc murder victim

Marlon Brumfield was shot and killed Sept. 8 while home on leave from the Army
Posted at 6:31 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 02:22:45-04

A moment of silence for murder victim Marlon Brumfield took place at the start of Tuesday night's City Council meeting in Lompoc.

The room was quiet for nearly 30-seconds while Mayor Jenelle Osborne, council members and others in attendance at the meeting stood and paused to honor the Army Specialist (E-4).

The 22-year-old was shot and killed in the early-morning hours of September 8 near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and A streets.

He was home visiting his family on a two-week leave from Germany where he was stationed.

Brumfield's death is one of six homicides in the city so far this year and one of three that police say remain unsolved.

A memorial walk in unity for the community and the loss of Brumfield and others to violence in Lompoc is taking place Friday evening, Osborne announced during the meeting.

It begins at 7 p.m. at Ocean Avenue and A streets and will finish at Pacific Plaza in front of City Hall. Brumfield's family asked that a memorial program take place there following the walk.

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