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Enrique Tabares Arrested as Fifth Alleged Suspect in September Drive by Shooting in Fairfield

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Fairfield police have arrested a fifth suspect in a gang-related drive-by shooting in September. Police said the shooting happened around 6:18 p.m. on Sept. 2. Three males were shot by six rival gang members who drove by them a second time in a car in the 300 block of East Pacific Avenue. One of the occupants of the car shouted epithets toward the victims while another shot at them several times with a semi-automatic pistol, police said.

One victim who was shot in the stomach survived injuries that were life-threatening, and the other two victims were not injured, police said. Gang unit investigators arrested Enrique Tabares, 18, of Fairfield, the suspected shooter on Sept. 9. Fairfield residents Omar Orozco, 20, and Eric Rios, 21, were arrested on Nov. 8. Rios was already in custody for an unrelated case, police said. Fernando Hernandez, 19, of Fairfield, was arrested on Nov. 21 when he surrendered at the police station, police said.

On Wednesday police arrested Rigoberhto Salgado, 21, of Fairfield in the 2000 block of Eagle Way in Fairfield. Salgado ran out the back of a residence and was caught by officers waiting in a perimeter, Sgt. Jausiah Jacobsen said. All five suspects face attempted murder and participating in a street gang charges, Jacobsen said.

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