FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — Police officers responding to a burglary alarm early Tuesday opened fire and wounded a suspect who failed to comply with orders to drop what appeared to be a gun, authorities said.
According to Fairfield police, officers received a call from an alarm company regarding an alarm activation at a local business on Horizon Drive about 2:10 a.m.
Officers immediately responded to the area and confronted a white male adult. The suspect was walking away from the business and holding what appeared to be a handgun, authorities said.
The suspect refused to comply with officers commands, authorities said, and fled toward Western St.
Offices chased the suspect at a distance as he fled through a commercial area. After several minutes of following the suspect officers were involved in a shooting resulting in the injury of the suspect.
Officers provided emergency medical aid to the suspect who was transported to a local trauma center. The suspect is currently in critical condition. No officers were injured in the incident.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 707-428-7600. You can also call our Tip Line at 707-428-7345, Solano CrimeStoppers at 707-644-7867, or Text “TIP FAIRFIELDPD” followed by your message to 888777. Callers and texters can remain anonymous.