Accused Fairfield shooter pleads not guilty

By From page A3 | March 12, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The man accused of shooting at Fairfield police while he was trying to flee early Friday pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of attempted murder of a police officer, drug possession for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm and criminal conspiracy.

Jerry Andrews, 30, of Fairfield, appeared in court in a wheelchair because Fairfield police shot hit him in the leg when they returned fire.

Officers responded to a call about windows being broken at 4:10 a.m. at a North Texas Street motel when they saw someone running from the scene. Police chased the man, later identified as Andrews, who police said pulled out a gun and shot at them.

Andrews was arrested and taken to a local hospital, where his injuries were treated.

The subsequent investigation showed that several shots had been fired at the motel on the 3300 block of North Texas Street. Police also arrested Aaron Minor, 23, of Fairfield, on suspicion of narcotics for sale and criminal conspiracy.

Commissioner William Pendergast set Andrews’ bail at $750,000 and set a March 25 preliminary hearing for him.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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