A man who fled the scene of a shooting in Fairfield on Monday afternoon has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and other crimes, a police sergeant said today. Demetri Moore, 33, was a passenger in a white Nissan that was traveling south on Clay Bank Road near Sanderling Drive around 5 p.m. Monday when a blue car pulled up next to the Nissan and someone inside opened fire, Fairfield police Sgt. Matt Bloesch said. Police believe Moore returned fire, Bloesch said.
Moore and the Nissan’s driver were both shot, and the Nissan crashed into a fence on Clay Bank Road, Bloesch said.
Police found the driver, a 27-year-old Suisun City man, lying in the street near Irving Court, Bloesch said. He had suffered two gunshot wounds — injuries that are considered life-threatening — and remains at a local trauma center today, Bloesch said.
Moore fled but was arrested nearby on Allston Place about half an hour later, police said. Moore also suffered two gunshot wounds, and was treated at a hospital and then booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy, possession of a loaded handgun and a controlled substance and for a parole violation, Bloesch said.
A third victim, a 44-year-old Fairfield woman who was driving in the area at the time of the shooting, was shot in the leg and hand. She was treated at a hospital and released, Bloesch said. Police have not found the blue car nor its occupants, Bloesch said. Bloesch said police believe the shooting was drug-related, and said a loaded handgun was found near the Nissan and that narcotics and a large amount of cash was found inside the car.
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