Fairfield police ID man shot and killed by officers after disturbance

Bay City News
Friday, January 16, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Calif. -- A man shot and killed by Fairfield police officers Thursday morning following a report of a disturbance has been identified as 36-year-old Jose Ceja, according to police.

The shooting occurred after officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 2000 block of Sousa Court at 7:49 a.m., according to police.

Officers were told that Ceja was inside the home and intoxicated, and had been making a disturbance and destroying things inside the home since around 3 a.m. He was described as possibly suicidal, and there were other people present inside the home, police said.

When officers entered the home, police say Ceja charged them with a knife. An officer fired and struck him multiple times.

Ceja was pronounced dead at the scene. Police described him this evening as a convicted felon with prior violent criminal offenses.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The shooting is being investigated by Fairfield police in conjunction with the Solano County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Fairfield police at (707) 428-7600 or the 24-hour tip line at (707) 428-7345. Calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867.