Fairfield police identified the man who was shot in his girlfriend’s apartment Sunday night as 20-year-old Jordan Hughes. He had a confrontation with his 19-year-old girlfriend in Vallejo earlier Sunday and was waiting in her apartment for her to get home, Lt. Greg Hurlbut said.
The woman’s father picked her up in Vallejo after the confrontation and called police around 11:15 p.m. because he believed Hughes was hiding in his daughter’s apartment, Hurlbut said. When police went to the apartment, the girlfriend told them Hughes was dangerous and that there had been several previous incidents of domestic violence, Hurlbut said.
She said Hughes had threatened her with a handgun on another occasion, Hurlbut said. The girlfriend asked police to check her apartment because the door to it was unlocked and she was afraid that Hughes was hiding inside, Hurlbut said. The girlfriend also told police Hughes had made suicidal statements, Hurlbut said. Two officers searched the apartment and found that the bathroom door was locked, then called for additional officers, Hurlbut said.
When two more officers arrived, police called out several times for anyone inside the locked bathroom to surrender, Hurlbut said. When no one responded after several minutes, the officers forced the door open, Hurlbut said. Hughes fired at the officers and police fired back and yelled for him to surrender, Hurlbut said. Hughes surrendered more than an hour later and was taken into custody.
He had been shot once in the right arm and once in the chest and was taken to a Bay Area trauma center, Hurlbut said. His injuries are not life threatening. Hughes faces four counts of attempted murder of a police officer Hurlbut said. Hughes’ family lives in Vallejo but he often stayed overnight at his girlfriend’s apartment, Hurlbut said. Fairfield police and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.
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