FAIRFIELD, CA – An investigation is currently underway in Fairfield, California, following an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the injury of a suspect on Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place on East Tabor Avenue, near Grange Middle School, after the Fairfield police received a report of a man walking with what appeared to be a firearm.
Upon encountering the individual, shots were fired by the officers, leaving the suspect wounded. The Fairfield Police Department has not yet specified which party opened fire, but it has been determined that the suspect was in possession of a BB gun designed to resemble a real handgun. The suspect’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, and no officers were harmed during the incident.
For a few hours, East Tabor Avenue in the immediate vicinity was closed off to allow investigators to process the scene. However, it has since been reopened. The suspect has been identified as Osiris Santos, a 40-year-old resident of Fairfield. After being released from the hospital, Santos was booked into Solano County Jail on charges of felony assault on a peace officer.
Fairfield, located approximately 40 miles between San Francisco and Sacramento, serves as the county seat of Solano County.