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Shot fired incident leads to arrest

Perimeter man hunt 7_14_14

Fairfield police search for two suspects on Elmhurst Circle, in Fairfield, Monday. A nearby resident heard a shot fired, saw a man pointing a gun at him from a backyard. Police arrested one of the two suspects. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A4 | July 16, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — A police search began Monday with a resident hearing a shot fired, seeing a broken window and then seeing a man pointing a gun at him from the backyard.

Two suspects fled after the 9:52 a.m. incident on the 2900 block of Orchid Street. Fairfield police set up a perimeter and used a California Highway Patrol helicopter to locate one of the suspects, with the search crossing North Texas Street to such neighborhoods as the Elmhurst Circle area.

Police arrested a suspect near Hawthorn Drive and North Texas Street, Sgt. Joshua Kresha said. The suspect is Demarrea Gordon, 23, of Fairfield, he said.

Nearby to where they detained Gordon, police found a backpack containing a loaded handgun. The victim at the house identified the suspect as being one of the men he saw in the backyard, Kresha said.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office booking log shows Gordon got arrested on suspicion of felony use of a firearm, felony probation violation, conspiracy, assault with a firearm, having a loaded firearm in public, possessing a firearm while being a felony drug user and burglary. Bail for all of the allegations totals $70,000.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or beberling@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • 2realJuly 15, 2014 - 6:49 am

    High density crime at its best aye moy?

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  • boomJuly 15, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Honestly, does anyone think that cop can pass the yearly physical exam? He looks like he could maybe do a half a pull up, if he was motivated by a krispy kreme. Too many out of shape officers on this police force, that guy can't jump a fence or chase a suspect down, is that why they gave him the dog?

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  • KINGJuly 16, 2014 - 7:59 am

    @boom Have you ever witnessed officer garcia attempt to apprehend someone? Probably a better question have you ever got off your computer and responded to any emergency call, especially one involving shots fired? I'm more than certain you haven't or you wouldn't be displaying your lack of intelligence. Weight often has little to do when it comes to fighting crime it's more intelligence. You could be the fastest guy in the world but without knowing what your doing your not going to accomplish much. K-9 handlers are some of the most fit police officers a department has. Have you ever thought about how physically demanding it must be to care for a police dog and be able to keep up with the dog to a certain degree. Instead of applauding fairfield police for taking a dangerous felon off the street your crying because you think one of their officers is too heavy to perform their job. LOL your what's wrong with fairfield. Next time there is an active shooter let's have a pull up competition before we allow officers to respond that will really ensure fairfield has less crime. Or better yet let's have you respond since your probably in excellent shape. Just recently got out of the military, I wouldn't put it past officer garcia to be able to comprehend me I know what these guys are trained to do, how they do it, and how they go to every call knowing they lay never see their loved ones again. Nevertheless they go. Show some respect you Moran.

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  • Just sayinJuly 16, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Wow KING, "weight often has little to do when it comes to fighting crime it's more intelligence"? Is that why crime is so rampant in this & other areas in Fairfield?

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  • boomJuly 16, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    @KING-You're a moron, just because you can't spell it right. Me and Stevie boy have a long history, and let me tell you, I've gotten away from his slow butt many a time more than he has caught me. We can go all the way back when his scanner name was k2 if you want? Maybe I am what's wrong with Fairfield, but I know I could get away from him again and again if necessary. As far as getting off the computer, kinda funny you find yourself in the same forum. He's fat and overpaid and I ditched him at least three times on foot. Take it for what it is, I just sit back and laugh while you come to the Michelin man's rescue.

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  • juslistenJuly 16, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Boom, you sound a little bitter and I bet this officer DID catch you at some point and now you hold a grudge. So you read this article and the most serious of all serious that you get out of it was the officer's appearance? It doesn't take a genius to tell your emotions are involved. Grow up and stop being a bully because your feelings got hurt over it. And what's this "we" stuff about contributing 100% to his retirement and taxes .... why are you SO concerned about that when it "sounds" like "we" have supported you at some point through YOUR actions. People don't outrun the law just because. Get outta here ... criminal.

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  • REALLYJuly 16, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    REALLY BOOM, You insult Officer Garcia when he is out there putting his life on the line for you? Did you ever consider it might be a medical problem that contributes to his weight issues. Use your head!

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  • KINGJuly 16, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    @ just sayin. Crime being rampant is not just the police departments responsibility. In fact fairfield police have been doing hell of a job. How many murders are un solved this year? I think 1, which I'm sure they're working on everyday. They just caught a guy that did a shooting 9 months ago. How often do you see departments like Oakland following up like that? The problem in my opinion is in the justice system. these guys get locked up and are on the streets weeks later, doing the same thing. If you Google the suspects name or look him up with court connect he's had over 13 arrests in the last 3 years. That points to fairfield police constantly arresting him, but some how he's back on the streets. The police can only give it to the judicial system from that point on its out of their hands. All this crime is moving from cities like Richmond, Oakland, vallejo, and Sacramento to fairfield. We have a great police department that consistently shows results, however crime is still rising. Yes weight doesn't catch criminals intelligence does. You think they would have caught this guy without smart tactics? Yeah because criminals just wait for the police to show up right? Kudos and thank you fairfield PD

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  • boomJuly 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    @REALLY-Seriously, do you even read what you write before you press send? If he has a medical condition that contributes to his weight, why the hell is he on the force? Why are we paying him 100% pay and retirement when he can't contribute 100%? If that's how you want your tax money spent, then cool, but I'm not gonna sit back and see some fat slacker collect the top pay and not be able to do all of the work.

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  • archieJuly 16, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    you guys are funny,,,,,, nice back and forth argument.

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  • boomJuly 16, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    @Archie, I'm glad you can find humor in these thought provoking comments. On a serious note, has anyone stopped to consider that this officer being overweight could endanger other officers or the public?If he has to take a suspect on a foot chase and then fire his weapon do you see him holding his weapon steady while he aims or do you(like me) see him huffing and puffing and possibly shooting an innocent bystander? Or are you guys too busy trying to lambaste me to see that there IS a real problem here? Does anyone see that we're paying too much money for an overweight officer who may or may not be able to catch a criminal? We should be getting more than we are for the amount of taxes we pay and if you want to tacitly accept fat cops on the force, that's your choice. CO's and cops should be in shape and in fighting condition at all times. We shouldn't see pictures like this where a guy has three(or four chins) To me this shows lack of leadership in FFPD, in the military this lardcan would've got his butt back in shape or be shipped out. True or not true?

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 15, 2014 - 10:54 am

    Good job. They got the fool. Now the question becomes how soon will the arrest become a conviction? Or will it? Somebody please stop the revolving door.

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  • 2realJuly 15, 2014 - 5:05 pm

    @boom, lmao thats officer garcia and i totally agree. What a slob

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  • MaryJuly 15, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    I agree the officer should be more in shape but I'd still rather have him to call if things keep going the way they are around town we will all at some point wish we'd budgeted for more of them. Not funny when you have a gun in your face I assure you.

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  • Walkin Bulls-eyeJuly 15, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    Mraz & company pays them good in the hood. He's got that Steak & Lobster double chin. Why does Sac PD pay all of their PERS contribution when FPD only pays less than 3 percent? If council put then on a fiscal diet maybe we could afford for cops.

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  • Target practice in the hoodJuly 15, 2014 - 8:37 pm

    Wow, another shooting on Orchid St.! Where is that yokel that recently said that the Orchid St. area is not that bad? Good job getting your man FPD. Does that make you pro-active or re-active? Is that house associated with any of the break-ins in the Orchid St. area? What about all the break-ins in the Elmhurst/Camrose area.

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  • 2realJuly 16, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Weight has little to do with pursuing a suspect? Next time im running, send garcia, ill prove u otherwise:)

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  • KINGJuly 16, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    Lol you do realize police have radios right? Good luck out running those, better luck out running the K-9 in the back. You seriously don't understand how Intelligence and technology will catch you way faster than a athletic cop will?

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  • King KluelessJuly 16, 2014 - 10:04 pm

    Do they get free Wi-Fi at Starbucks?

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  • King KluelessJuly 16, 2014 - 10:08 pm

    Has FPD even made ONE arrest in all the Residential Burglaries "KING"? There has been over a hun or are you King of the Klueless?

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  • 2realJuly 16, 2014 - 7:23 pm

    Just a question... if these two get lucky and chase down a suspect... who gets the treat lol:)

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  • Kibbles n BitsJuly 16, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    If the cop beats the dog, cop eats dog....If the the dog beats the cop, dog eats cop.....Win, Win....Burp

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  • XjxjxbghJuly 16, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    Lol too funny fuking hog cops

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  • juslistenJuly 16, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Boom, you sound a little bitter and I bet this officer DID catch you at some point and now you hold a grudge. So you read this article and the most serious of all serious that you get out of it was the officer's appearance? It doesn't take a genius to tell your emotions are involved. Grow up and stop being a bully because your feelings got hurt over it. And what's this "we" stuff about contributing 100% to his retirement and taxes .... why are you SO concerned about that when it "sounds" like "we" have supported you at some point through YOUR actions. People don't outrun the law just because. Get outta here ... criminal.

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  • just my opinionJuly 19, 2014 - 11:26 pm

    Sounds like BOOM needs to sign up to be a police officer? Since he thinks he can do a better job at catching criminals.you already said you got away from officer Garcia 3 times but have you ever gotten away from a police dog that is trained to tear you up in an instant if you resist and not follow the cops commands. Let's see you come to my neck of the woods and take the drug addicts that walk down my street on a daily basis. You would Change your mind.and what Mr Garcia and any other deputy has to do on a daily basics you would want to change your job. Plus also you would be gripping that you do all the work and not get paid enough. So if I was you I would think twice before you open your trap.

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