David Lewis, Jr.
April 1, 1977–June 11, 2011
By His Mother, Rachel Vargas
June 11, 2011 was the saddest day of my life. My eldest son, David Lewis, Jr., was shot and killed in Stockton, California. Only 34 years old, David left his home to spend the night with me and his brother, Curtis. While walking to my home, he was shot by an unknown assailant(s). Bleeding, he made his way to a near-by home and the residents called for help. David had collapsed on the porch and passed away as emergency first responders were unable to keep him alive.
David was smart and wise, with a great sense of humor. Never was he judgmental, but was someone who enjoyed the simple things of life. He referred to himself as the “Golden One”, because his skin color had a golden hue. His friends called him, “Cutty”, but he was and will always be my “Mijo”… ”son” in Spanish. David was bilingual, English/Spanish and had a passion for fixing things. He taught himself to fix cars and would help others in need, especially the elderly. David loved fishing, jogging with his three (3) pitbull dogs (Cita, Cutty and Pappas). He played football, baseball and wrestled and won many trophies.
He leaves behind five (5) children… three daughters and two sons, who are the loves of his life. His younger brother, Curtis, who he loved dearly, continues to hurt since the senseless murder of David. We know he is somewhere special watching over us. Gone, but not forgotten, David took part of us with him. One day we will be with him once again… until then, we have pictures and videos that bring us happiness.
Someone knows what happened to David in the early hours of June 11, 2011.
Crime Stoppers of San Joaquin County/Stockton is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of David Lewis, Jr. on the corner of Park and California Streets.
The family is also offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.
The search continues for the responsible person(s) who chose to commit this cowardly act of murder
in front of the Cal-Park Liquor Store.Lead Detective Charles Harris—Stockton Police Department, requests anyone with information to please call at (209) 937-7202 (Stockton Police Department) or Crime Stoppers of San Joaquin County/Stockton— Anonymous Tip Line (209) 946-0600.
We are his voice and will continue our search for justice.
Rest in peace…
Love, Mom, Curtis and Aunty Tassy