San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Fairfield Police Respond to 2 Separate Shootings, Arrest 2 Man

Officers responded to two separate reports of shootings in Fairfield Saturday night and early Sunday morning, police said today.

The first incident was reported at 9:50 p.m. Saturday when two Fairfield residents heard gunshots as they were driving on eastbound Interstate 80, according to police.

Both residents were hurt, and they pulled off the freeway in the area of Heath Drive and Pacific Avenue and called police. Both were taken to a trauma center for treatment of injuries not deemed life-threatening, police said.

In the second incident, officers got a call at 2:40 a.m. Sunday reporting shots fired in the 1300 block of Holiday Lane. Witnesses told police they had seen a man firing at another man, and described the suspect, police said. The officers saw a man who matched the description on the Travis Boulevard overpass.

When they tried to talk to him, he fled on foot, throwing items over the overpass, according to police. The officers caught up to the suspect underneath the overpass and arrested him following a struggle, police said. The item he attempted to throw away was a package with about 8 grams of methamphetamine, police said. The officers did not find a gun.

The suspect, Eduardo Fuentes, 26, of Fairfield, was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale, destroying evidence, resisting arrest and violating his post-release community supervision terms, according to police.

While the two events were geographically close, police said there was no evidence they were connected.

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