FAIRFIELD — A shooting on Crowley Lane that police suspect was random in nature left a man hospitalized Tuesday.
Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said the situation got its start as a domestic incident at an apartment complex on the 1300 block of Crowley Lane and by approximately 8:30 p.m. was an active shooting investigation.
Police later said they were on Crowley Lane to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle when they heard numerous gunshots, Sgt. Becky Belk said in a news release shortly after midnight Wednesday. Dispatchers then received a call reporting a gunshot victim in the rear parking area of the complex.
Hurlbut said police determined that the two incidents were linked. The suspect was soon arrested in the apartment complex next door, he said.
The shooting victim, whose name was not released, was hit twice, Hurlbut said. His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, he said. Hurlbut said the victim was going into surgery. Belk later said in the release that the victim was in serious but stable condition.
“The best we could tell, he wasn’t associated with the suspect, just a random act of violence – as near as we can tell,” Hurlbut said.
The suspect was identified as Delwan T. Blazer, 33, of San Francisco. Belk, in the release, said Blazer was also the suspect in the reported vehicle theft.
Blazer was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft and for allegedly violating the terms of his post-release supervision, for which he was held without bail.
The investigation continued early Wednesday. Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.
Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr. This version updates the original to add details and to identify the suspect.