Employee opens fire on suspects during robbery

August 16, 2010 7:33:23 PM PDT
Gunfire erupted Friday afternoon when two suspects attempted to rob a cell phone store in Fairfield and an employee with a gun opened fire in apparent self-defense, according to police.

Officers responded to a reported attempted robbery at a MetroPCS store located at 2023 N. Texas St. at around 3:15 p.m., Fairfield police said.

Witnesses told police that two black men in their early 20s entered the store and one of them pointed a handgun at two employees while the second jumped over the store counter and demanded cash.

One of the employees apparently drew a handgun and fired multiple rounds at both suspects, according to police. The two men fled and were last seen running west through an open field onto Tabor Avenue.

It has not been determined if either of the men were struck by the gunfire.

Responding officers searched the area but did not find the suspects.

One suspect was described as being 6 feet tall with short dreadlocks. He was wearing a black hoodie with a white cover over his face and baggy jeans.

The second suspect was around 5 feet 3 inches tall and wearing a black hoodie and baggy jeans.

Anyone who might have information regarding the shooting and attempted robbery is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7300.


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