FAIRFIELD — Five suspects, who are all accused gang members, face attempted murder and felony assault charges.
After a nearly two-month investigation of a Sept. 2 shooting, Fairfield police gang task force officers rounded up a fifth suspect Wednesday afternoon.
Police believe Rigoberhto Salgado, 21, of Fairfield, was a passenger in a gold SUV that was driving on East Pacific Avenue and pulled up alongside a trio of teens walking on the sidewalk. The driver, Fernando Hernandez, 19, allegedly shouted gang taunts before driving off. The gold SUV then turned around and passed by the trio again and Enrique Tabares allegedly stood up through the sunroof and opened fire on the trio.
One of the three pedestrians was shot in the abdomen and was seriously wounded. His two companions were not hurt.
The alleged gunman, Taberes, 18, is set to stand trial in January.
Salgado was tracked down to a home on Eagle Way in Fairfield. When police knocked on the front door and identified themselves, Salgado took off running out the back door where he was quickly rounded up by police who were awaiting him.
Two other passengers, Eric Rios and Omar Orozco, both 19, were previously arrested and have pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and felony assault charges. Hernandez, who turned himself into authorities last week, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
Police are still hunting for a sixth suspect who they have not identified.
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