Police arrest another suspect in Fairfield shooting

By From page A3 | November 30, 2012

Rigoberhto Salgado

Rigoberhto Salgado

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.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • lisaNovember 30, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    i dont think its repectful that you guys post a picture of my cousin rigo aand not the other people who were involved..

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  • So What....November 30, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    You think it will hurt his chances at making "Fairfield's upstanding resident award"?

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  • And?November 30, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    All the pictures of those guys should be posted, Solano county needs to know who we have to watch out for.

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  • IgnorenceNovember 30, 2012 - 11:45 pm

    I wish before she put that comment she would of had did a spell check.

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  • SalgadoDecember 01, 2012 - 1:01 pm

    I really wished you wouldnt have to be a spell check loser! Every suspect was once a VICTUM and every victum was once a SUSPECT..

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  • Spell Check AlertDecember 01, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    It's "victim" and I don't think so...

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  • nanaAugust 20, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Hes no good so his picture should be posted

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