Fairfield man arrested for Dec. 1 shooting along East Travis Boulevard

By From page A1 | June 26, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Police have arrested a 31-year-old Fairfield man in an early December shooting along East Travis Boulevard.

The Fairfield Police Department Special Operations Team contacted Herman Collins on Tuesday at his home on the 2000 block of Clay Bank Road and arrested him on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Collins has prior law enforcement contacts for alleged assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, burglary, theft, criminal threats, resisting law enforcement, battery, driving while intoxicated and possession of controlled substances, police said.

He was transported and booked into Solano County jail on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, with a combined bail of $60,000. He was also held on various misdemeanor allegation, including an alleged probation violation.

Officers responded at about 10:15 p.m. Dec. 1, 2013, to a reported shooting at 840 E. Travis Blvd. and found two adult males who had both been shot.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit responded to assist with the investigation. Approximately a dozen rounds were fired inside of the apartment complex. Those who were shot were identified as Dennis Harris, 20, of Fairfield, and Collins. Harris had been shot in the leg and shoulder. Collins had been shot in the abdomen.

Both Harris and Collins were uncooperative during the investigation, police said.

No additional information about Collins’ arrest was available Wednesday, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.

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

Ryan McCarthy


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