Police handle drive-by shooting, brief traffic pursuit

By From page A3 | July 19, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A drive-by shooting on the 800 block of Meadowlark Drive and a traffic stop, after a brief pursuit, sent Fairfield police in different directions about 8 p.m. Friday.

Residents of Meadowlark Drive called police reporting gunshots being fired. One vehicle was hit by gunfire, said Sgt. Aaron Bertsch of the Fairfield Police Department.

Witnesses reported seeing a light-blue vehicle fleeing the scene, Bertsch said.

The traffic stop happened on Second Street, near Kentucky Street.

Four police cars, with sirens on, traveled down West Texas Street to assist. The purpose of the police activity was not immediately available.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • JimboJuly 19, 2014 - 10:08 pm

    Remember the good ol days when a 'drive by' meant a wave and a horn honk?

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  • B JJuly 21, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    JImbo I so remember those days it was nice to do to friend and family.But this generation don't know the meaning of it.

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