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Soldier slain on home visit to California

LOMPOC, Calif. — California authorities say a U.S. Army soldier visiting his Central Coast home was shot dead while walking down a street.

The Lompoc Police Department says 22-year-old Marlon Brumfield was found with multiple gunshot wounds at 1:53 a.m. Sunday and he died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics.

Police say Brumfield was on a month’s leave from Germany.

KEYT-TV reports it was the sixth homicide this year in the city of about 43,000.

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