Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dewey Tucker

..has died.

Police officers in California are trying to figure out who fatally shot and killed the 24 year old bass player who toured the world with singer Lauryn Hill. The California Highway Patrol has stated that Dewey Tucker was found found in his vehicle Tuesday night. It's being reported that he was shot on his way to band practice in Oakland...

According to reports:

A young man who was shot and killed on Interstate Highway 80 just east of Hercules Tuesday night had no criminal record and appears to have been the victim of a random act of violence, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said today.”We believe that it’s a random act of just senseless violence at this point,” CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said, adding that the victim was a “good, upstanding citizen.”Dewey Tucker was found dead at about 9:55 p.m. on westbound Highway 80 just west of Cummings Skyway in an unincorporated part of Contra Costa County. Tucker, a 24-year-old man who was engaged to be married, was driving from his home in Vallejo to band practice in Oakland when the shooting happened, Cross said. A guitar was found in his car. Officers initially responded to reports of a single vehicle crash when a witness saw a Nissan Sentra strike the center divide and then the guardrail of westbound Highway 80. Another witness driving in the area stopped and reported that the car and its driver appeared to have been shot multiple times, CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said, A deputy with the Contra Costa County coroner’s office said investigators determined Tucker had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The CHP closed multiple lanes of the highway overnight while authorities investigated the area, Cross said, He said two shell casings were found on the highway, leading investigators to believe a semi-automatic handgun was used in the shooting. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting and Cross did not release a description of the suspect or suspect vehicle. Cross said about 35 of Tucker’s family members attended an afternoon news conference and called on the public to provide assistance in the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call (800) TELL-CHP.


  1. Thank you so much, for keeping my brothers spirit alive. Please if anyone has any information that could help with finding the person behind this, Please I beg you to come forward...

  2. Monique,

    I am sorry to hear that this has happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  3. I strongly encourage all bloggers to post this on their site with hopes that the killer will surface.

    If you know any information please place a anonymous call to the police station in Oakland, California.


  4. Dear Naomi and Tucker family: My sincerest condolences to you all. I was a friend of Dewey (Ryan M.)"U Know Who I is--Naomi".... Last time I seen him, he had just got back from the world tour w/ Lauryn Hill. I said peace to the homie and that was the last time i seen him, in person. Then I see him on the newspaper; which was unfortunate, but I know his spirit is well and lives on because I recently had a dream bout Dewey where we was kickin it and rappin' together. Through this message i am just paying my respects, remembering and keeping his memory alive, and celebrating the wonderful life this man led.... Thank you all. God Bless.