Fugitive Located in Oakland is Arrested for the Murder of a 12-Year-Old Girl
Photo: Michael Fritz
ANTIOCH — A 19-year-old fugitive has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 12-year-old girl from Antioch. The suspect was taken into custody by Antioch officers with assistance from U.S. Marshals and the Oakland Police Department.
Numerous Antioch officers responded to a report of a shooting May 12th at approximately 7 p.m. The incident apparently happened inside a home located on the 1200 block of Oak Haven Way.
Officers found the child victim K’Lea Davis in her upstairs bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts to save her life.
In a prepared statement Antioch police said. “The unimaginable violence of this crime took away such a young member of the community. All resources the department could bring were pressed into service.”
Investigators gathered evidence indicating the shooting took place inside the victim’s home. However, the suspect had fled the scene before police arrived.
Detectives investigating this fatal shooting identified Michael D. Fritz as the suspect. They later learned that Fritz was hiding out at a home located in Oakland.
On May 25, U.S. Marshals surrounded a house on the 2300 block of 85th Avenue in Oakland. The occupants were contacted before Fritz exited from the house and he surrendered himself peacefully.
Marshals subsequently turned Fritz over to Antioch PD. Fritz was arrested at 2:30 p.m. He was transported and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
The case is expected to be presented to the Contra Costa County’s District Attorney’s Office before the end of the month. At this point, Fritz faces one charge for murder.