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Suspect shot by police on East Tabor Avenue in Fairfield

Suspect shot by police in Fairfield was carrying a BB gun
Suspect shot by police in Fairfield was carrying a BB gun 00:27

FAIRFIELD – An investigation is underway in Fairfield after an officer-involved shooting left a suspect injured early Wednesday afternoon.

Fairfield police say officers responded to East Tabor Avenue, near Grange Middle School, in response to a nearby incident involving a man walking with what appeared to be a gun in his hand.

Officers encountered the man and shots were fired, police say. Police have not clarified who opened fire, but the suspect did suffer a gunshot wound.

It was later determined the suspect was in possession of a BB gun that was designed to look like a real handgun, police said.

Update on 9/26 at 2:29 pm: Today, at around 1:16 pm, Dispatch received a report of a man walking with what appeared to...

Posted by Fairfield, CA Police Department on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

No officers were hurt; the suspect's wound is not life-threatening.  

East Tabor Avenue in the immediate area was closed for a few hours for investigators to process the scene but has since reopened. Grange Middle School was also placed on a temporary lockdown until officials cleared the scene.

The suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Fairfield resident Osiris Santos. He has since been released from the hospital and was booked into Solano County Jail on felony assault on a peace officer charges. 

Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County, located about 40 miles between San Francisco and Sacramento.

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