Officer-involved shooting sends man to hospital in Vallejo

By From page A4 | July 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Police shot and seriously injured a man Sunday in Vallejo several hours after someone else was shot in the same neighborhood.

The first shooting was reported at 4:32 p.m. on the 100 block of Mark Street. The victim, who was shot in the leg, did not cooperate with police and was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center for treatment, Lt. Sid DeJesus said in a press release.

No information about the victim, to include age, gender and city of residence, was released.

Police were called back the area at 8:37 p.m. to investigate reports of a man carrying a gun in his right hand while walking back and forth along the 100 and 200 blocks of Mark Street and glaring into passing vehicles.

Officers arrived minutes later – some on foot, others in police cruisers – and saw the man on the 200 block of the Mark Street. The man made eye contact with officers and then ran up a driveway and toward a side yard of a house on that block, DeJesus said in the release.

As officers gained ground on the man, he spun around, faced one of the officers and allegedly raised his right hand, police said. The officer shot the man, who fell to the ground. Police attended to the man until paramedics arrived. He was taken to an undisclosed trauma center.

DeJesus said the gun was recovered at the shooting scene. The suspect’s name was not released, but police said he is known to local authorities and has an extensive criminal history that includes gun-related offenses.

The Solano County District Attorney’s Office and the Vallejo Police Department will conduct a joint investigation into the officer-involved shooting, according to the release.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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