Fairfield Man Who Allegedly Struggled with Police Shot and Killed

By: Brian Shields - Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:50:12 -0800

FAIRFIELD (BCN) -- A suspect who was shot by a police officer in Fairfield Monday evening has died, a police spokesman said.

An officer contacted the suspect in the 700 block of Gold Coast  Drive, near Dover Avenue, at around 6 p.m. to follow up on an investigation,  police Officer Cleo Mayoral said.

The officer made contact with the suspect, a 51-year-old Fairfield  resident, in the doorway of his house and a violent struggle ensued, Mayoral  said.

The officer, a 16-year veteran of the department, called for  backup but before they arrived, the officer shot the suspect, Mayoral said.

The suspect was taken to a trauma center where he died, he said.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an  investigation by the Fairfield Police Department and the Solano County  District Attorney's Office, which is the protocol for an officer-involved  shooting, Mayoral said.
    
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