2 men found Monday night in Fairfield with gunshot wounds

By April 23, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Police found two men Monday with gunshot wounds that were not thought to be life-threatening – and one of the shooting victims was uncooperative and walked on his own to a nearby hospital emergency room, said Fairfield Police Sgt. Jeff Osgood.

Police after the 8:05 p.m. shooting report discovered the first gunshot victim in a parking lot of the Tradewinds Apartments on the 1100 block of Dana Drive and then the second shooting victim later approached before he walked to NorthBay Medical Center.

Names and ages of the two men were not available, but they were described as in their 20s.

Police were collecting evidence at the scene, Osgood said.

Denise Lorel LaFear, 58, was in her daughter’s apartment next to where the first shooting victim was found and said the two women heard six rounds fired, followed later by a man’s voice.

“We heard a man crying, ‘Please help me, I’ve been shot,’ ” said LaFear, who called 911.

The man in the parking lot had his pants pulled down and was looking at his leg, she said.

“He looked terrible,” LaFear said. “He was bleeding.”

LaFear said police arrived within seconds. LaFear said she and her daughter are moving from the apartment the younger LaFear moved into a month ago.

“We are out of here,” Denise Lorel LaFear said.

Michele L’Oreal LaFear, 39, said she moved from Detroit to Arizona before coming to Fairfield.

“Detroit’s really bad,” she said about crime in the city. Compared to that metropolis, Fairfield “is a piece of cake,” Michele LaFear said.

Fetecia Tokes, who lives across the street from the Tradewinds Apartments, said the area had been quiet in recent months.

But on Monday night, she said, “It’s crazy over here.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • elleryApril 22, 2014 - 12:18 am

    First their moving here from Oakland and Richmond, Now Detroit ??

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  • SammyApril 22, 2014 - 11:32 am

    She never said Oakland or Richmond can u read?

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  • General Fadi BasemApril 22, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Sammy: She never said "clueless" either. You did.

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  • weowntonight27April 22, 2014 - 10:46 pm

    Sammy, she said "first they are....." that means prior to this. Can YOU read? I always find it ironic when people are so critical of others, when they are the ones who are in the wrong.

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  • weowntonight27April 22, 2014 - 11:01 pm

    Late Sunday/early Monday there was a huge crashing noise. The police came and were searching for a suspect. But it never made the news. I guess there is so much crime in Fairfield, one little police chase and a crash is nothing. I don't feel safe here. I need to move away so that I can raise my family in a safe area. This area is very depressing to me.

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  • jimmy blankApril 22, 2014 - 1:09 am

    People keep saying how we are becoming like Oakland or Richmond .....open your eyes we are already there .....buckle up and kiss your daddy's Fairfield good by.

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  • Marissaa AndradeApril 22, 2014 - 6:02 am

    Fairfield has always been bad. The only thing different is that the people shooting at the victims, actually aim and hit their targets. If they were shooting and missed we wouldn't be hearing about it. The shootings are also happening closer together. When you keep in mind that this community is growing with all the new homes the city is building and cordelia expanding of course the crime rate will be going up as well.

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  • CD BrooksApril 22, 2014 - 6:15 am

    The only reason we are not seeing shootings on the front page of our newspaper every single day is because the DR doesn't run on Tuesday.

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  • 2realApril 22, 2014 - 6:16 am

    More shootings. I wonder if the tough guy was crying before he got shot. Clearly werent innocent victims.

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  • Amy S.April 22, 2014 - 6:21 am

    For ppl who say Fairfield is Oakland- you've obviously never been to the bad parts of Oakland. Not even close

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  • TylerApril 22, 2014 - 6:45 am

    Whew, and that makes it all ok?!

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  • ShellyApril 22, 2014 - 8:31 am

    Why he had to be a gang member what if he was an innocent person walking down the street! And so what if he was crying when he got shot wouldn't u I know I would.

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  • GemmaApril 22, 2014 - 9:15 am

    Clearly you've never heard of a comparison. We know FF isn't E Oakland, BUT, we also know it's no longer Mayberry. The retirees who ended up here because of Travis, and bought homes on the state streets when they were new, did NOT sign up for this. Ghetto is ghetto. Yes, there are varying degrees, like Compton may be worse than Richmond, but I don't care about the degrees. If actions are taking place like in Oakland, then I'm gonna say FF is as bad as Oakland. If I wanted to live somewhere like Oakland, I'd live in Oakland. At least Oakland can claim the hills,the water,and nice weather. What does FF have to claim? Rejects and snitches that were run out of Oakland? LOL.

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  • mescApril 22, 2014 - 6:43 am

    No apartment mgmt ever "runs out good" tenants. People who don't pay their rent or cause trouble, violence and drugs are all good reasons to get rid of tenants. With that in mind, I would think about 1/10 of people in Fairfield need to go. We need stronger laws, more police and judges who uphold the laws and sentencing guidelines. Then we need the Gov & Feds to keep prisoners in prison!

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  • Tax PayerApril 22, 2014 - 6:59 am

    Most shootings are in gangster areas of the city. I would say let them go after each other until all are eliminated but there are innocents that live amongst them. Sounds like Iraq to me.

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  • JazzAzzApril 22, 2014 - 7:07 am

    That's why I say round them all up like the dogs they are, and put them all into a large electrified razor fenced compound in the middle of either the Mojave Desert or the middle of Nevada's desert, arming them with basic weapons, and force them to fight till the last one is standing, "Hunger Games," style. Order them all to report to the Police Station, and-or forcefully round them all up. Their options would be to make haste back to Oakland or Tijuana or whatever rat hole they came from!!!!!!

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  • unknownApril 22, 2014 - 7:04 am

    Man thay got babies on that street that are in danger! Thay don't care about these inocent babies who are trying to live a full life! Sham on these gun victems for bringing these kinda people to that street!! I have a fraind who lives there and she has seen the terrible end of it.This needs to stop now! Everytime I go visit her there are to much people hanging out near one of the apartments and the police asked them to leave.If you don't belong there don't hang out there! And quit bringing problems to that street!

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  • InvisiableApril 22, 2014 - 7:38 am

    Wow, this makes me really upset especially being a resident here. The Property Management does everything they can to keep people who cause trouble out. The problem is that you have these young men, none of them live here, gambling in the parking lot and smoking marijuana. This street has had no problems since last summer. What else can be done? How can we keep people who don't live here from causing problems and making people think its the residents when that is not the case.

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  • JazzAzzApril 22, 2014 - 7:42 am

    The cops need to do their jobs. Get out of the donut shops, and check IDs, arresting those that can not produce one, assuming they are ILLEGAL, turning them over to ICE!!!!!

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  • loveApril 22, 2014 - 7:49 am

    Call the police EVERYTIME you see people loitering. Call. Keep calling. Don't stop.

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  • JazzAzzApril 22, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Need a hot line to the donut shops, BUUUUUUUUUUWAH

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  • JBApril 22, 2014 - 7:44 am

    Pam's Fairfield at it's finest. How many shootings so far? It is not even hot yet.

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  • Prison Guard BobApril 22, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Yes I understand that Pam has a fix for our city, she will use our county Tax moneys to have these gangs form Basketball teams and play at night this way they will be busy and not want to Shoot , Rob or Rape. Yes Im sure it will work well as it does in Chacago and other citys. Yes this seems great lets vote for Pam afterall she has done such a great job as a Fairfield city leader.

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  • ronald ragenApril 22, 2014 - 8:08 am

    im from miami,been in fairfield for qite some time and seen all the change,but like JB said in the comment,"it aint even summer yet,thats when the violence rate goes up out here.

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  • BApril 22, 2014 - 9:12 am

    Can someone explain how someone involved in a crime like this is allowed to just walk away from it? Isnt being uncooperative in an investigation a crime in itself?

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  • LarryApril 22, 2014 - 9:15 am

    Everyone who live in Fairfield are the victim of crime in this city. What we can do is to assist the Police by encouraging those who have witness crime to step-up and report it. Give names, description to the Police. That is the best way to help them. We must remember that even the person that is doing the shooting has constitutional rights, and the Police has to work within those rights.

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  • TIREDApril 22, 2014 - 9:15 am

    I am so disappointed in the CITY I LIVE IN! And the sad people that come on the Daily Republic daily and make comments about things they know nothing about. Not everyone that has been shot in the city of Fairfield was a gangbanger or a thug. If I remember right a "perfect kid" who ran for city council was murdered too. Or should we just assume that he was a gangbanger also because of the way he died. The problem here is that these CHILDREN are lost. So instead of pointing fingers lets but all those hands together to come up with a solution. Fairfield Police department are just what they are. POLICE. They do a great job at pulling people over and using five officers for to detain one individual. But lets think about it. Of all the murders in the last few years, the only one's that are solved are the high profile murders that bring some quick attention to the department and the others are swept under the rug. How can we assume that most of the murders are gang related and 75% of them have not been solved. The jerks that come on here and make these ridiculous comments should come from behind there computers, complete the police academy, and join our wonderful police department. It seems they are better detectives than who we currently have, they have all the answers from reading an article and maybe looking a person's name up on Solano Court Connect.

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  • JakeApril 22, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    You're not totally off base with your comments but many of the recent shootings have been gang related including the killing of Naomy Rojas. Maybe more cases would get solved if "snitching" wasn't frowned upon. I can't even count how many stories I've read about potential witnesses being "uncooperative" with police.

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  • Rudolph MadronichApril 22, 2014 - 9:32 am

    The only why to end all of this violence is to change peoples hearts. The only way to do that is with the love of Jesus. We as a city have to start to pray for our elected officials to make the right choices to do what is best for the people of Fairfield. All this starts with the church we need to come together in one accord and help those that are on the front lines in the trenches. Lets all get behind the group BREAK THE CYCLE and we can all change Fairfield for the best. It all starts with the first step lets take that first step together as a city.

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  • http://www.frame-poythress.org/territorial-spirits-some-biblical-perspectives/April 22, 2014 - 9:52 am

    In General Google.. satan assigns demons to localities.... See Territorial Spirits: Some Biblical Perspectives | The Works of John ... I have not had time to read all this.. presented for your consideration... But yes you can pray for the Demons of a locality to be Bound.. also important to ask for God's Help... Specifically call on God to help you solve the problem and for the Holy Spirit to prevail in the hearts of the people. Book Recommendation..... Pigs in the Parlor or When Pigs Move In ( this one very good )....

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  • MattApril 22, 2014 - 9:33 am

    It's gonna take this nonsense moving to somewhere like the mall which is all of a 1/4 mile from Dana dr? When these clowns move into a public place that generates revenue for the city and starts scaring off out of towners coming to Fairfield to do some shopping then the dept will realize this is out of their hands. In the meantime let them all kill each other, the world will be a better place.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 22, 2014 - 10:40 am

    ''Police arrived within seconds'''----I'm sure the dispatcher's log doesn't reflect that counter-factual statement.

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  • Sports FiendApril 22, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    "Fetecia Tokes". I'm sure she does, as do most of the residents over in them parts.

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  • SerpicoApril 22, 2014 - 3:28 pm

    You cant bother the police with crimes of this nature, they are busy busting stores for selling tobacco.

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  • jimmy blankApril 23, 2014 - 12:16 am

    tobacco is a killer call the cops on phillip morris

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  • Rich GiddensApril 22, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    I need to make a YouTube video of Felonfield's residents. I love to ask them questions like "What do you think of Vice President Sarah Palin?" and "What do you think of President Obama Pardoning the Sequestration and exiling it to Portugal?" LOL!!!

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  • Rich GiddensApril 22, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    The Police are not the perps---the politicians created this social and economic disaster with welfare spending and creating the welfare society. The other thing they've done is create an illegal alien sanctuary in California---the adjacent States don't want them so they come to California. That's the ''population'' growth the politicians talk about to further justify ''more of the same''.

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  • http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/25306214/feds-intervene-after-violent-weekend-in-chicago#ixzz2zcfKnb6PApril 22, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Fairfield needs to ask for this same assistance, NOW!!!

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