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* Walter Cook and Hashima Small arrested on suspicion of attempted murder home invasion 5000 block of Rowe Drive Fairfield

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Fairfield police arrested two of four suspects in an attempted home invasion robbery that turned into a shooting early Tuesday morning.The suspects, 24-year-old Walter Cook, of Richmond, and 22-year-old Hashima Small, of Oakland, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.Police said four armed suspects broke into a home in the 5000 block of Rowe Drive intending to rob the resident. As they entered the home, they encountered the resident and gunfire was exchanged. The resident was shot at least twice and at least one suspect was seriously injured, police said.An alarm company notified police that a burglar alarm had been activated. Police and paramedics responded, and the resident was taken to a hospital. The victim’s spouse and three children were uninjured, police said.Meanwhile, the suspects fled. Two got into in a white car parked nearby and drove away, police said. The other two tried to flee in another car but were spotted by an officer on patrol.One of them had been shot in the gun battle with the resident and collapsed to the ground with a gun in his hand, police said. That suspect was detained and later taken to a hospital.A second suspect was arrested at about 7 a.m. by a patrol officer after being spotted walking in the neighborhood.Information uncovered in the investigation prompted narcotics officers to obtain and serve a search warrant at the victims’ home.Both the suspect and resident who were shot remain hospitalized but both are expected to survive.

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