FAIRFIELD — Two men are in custody after an early morning officer-involved shooting at a motel on the 3300 block of North Texas Street.
Officers responded to a call of windows being broken at 4:10 a.m. Friday and as they were investigating, they saw someone run from the scene, according to a press release from the Fairfield Police Department.
Officers chased the man, who police said pulled out a handgun and fired at them. They were not hit and returned fire, hitting the man in the leg.
Jerry Andrews, 30, of Fairfield, was taken into custody and transported to a hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. He will be booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, possession of narcotics for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm and criminal conspiracy, according to the press release.
Police said Andrews has a lengthy criminal history.
During the course of the investigation, police said they found that several shots had been fired at the motel. They also arrested 23-year-old Fairfield resident Aaron Minor on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale and criminal conspiracy. He is described as an “associate” of Andrews.
Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the press release. That’s standard policy in an officer-involved shooting.
Investigators remained on the scene several hours after the incident.
This is the first officer-involved shooting in Fairfield this year. There were three fatal officer-involved shootings in Fairfield in 2013.
An officer-involved shooting in Vacaville on Jan. 30 left a man with minor injuries after the driver of a car allegedly picked up speed and drove the car at officers working a traffic stop. Fearing for their lives, officers opened fire. A bullet hit a passenger in the leg.
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