Photo: Above: Suspect Bobby D. Dozier | Richmond PD
Written By: Jim Emerson
RICHMOND— Bobby D. Dozier, 37, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held in custody in lieu of $5,140,000 bond. Dozier was on parole for a prior manslaughter conviction when he was locked up on October 19.
Dozier was taken into custody at 5:40 a.m. by a Richmond police SWAT team at his Palm Avenue residence in Martinez. Now he is housed at the Martinez Detention Facility. His residence was searched, and police found and confiscated a pistol and a handgun.
Dozier is accused of fatally shooting a man on July 14, near Cutting Boulevard and South 49th Street in Richmond. The 26-year-old victim from Vallejo, Emari Cook died from assault rifle wounds.
The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Evidently, the suspect exited from the driver’s seat of a vehicle and confronted the victim. The vehicle was recorded on video by surveillance cameras, which helped investigators. Bullet casings recovered at the crime scene also implicate Dozier.
Eight charges were filed against Dozier on October 21. His charges include murder, discharge of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon. His next scheduled court appearance is November 2.
In 2010, Dozier was convicted for manslaughter, drug dealing and felony firearm possession. He was sentenced to state prison. He has had regular contact with law enforcement since 2007.
The homicide investigation of Dozier is ongoing. Anyone with information can contact Richmond police detective Brian Hoffman at 510-621-1755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org