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Investigation begins after man killed by Fairfield police

8:55 PM, Jul 20, 2013   |    comments
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FAIRFIELD, CA - A joint investigation is underway after an attempted traffic stop turned deadly Friday night. 

According to Solano County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Snedeker, a driver fired several shots at two Fairfield police officers after they approached his 2003 Black Hummer. Officers returned fire, striking the driver, who then dropped his handgun.

Snedeker said the officers initially attempted to stop the driver near Grand Circle and East Tabor Avenue around 9 p.m. The driver continued into the Suisun City, evading officers until the Hummer drove off the road and into an embankment. 

The driver was sent to a nearby hospital, where he died from the gunshot wounds.

The Solano County Sheriff's Office and Solano County District Attorney's Office are now investigating the incident. 

According to Snedeker, the driver had an extensive criminal history, including armed robbery. 

The two Fairfield officers  involved in the shooting were not injured; they were put on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.


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