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Police Investigating Deadly Shooting, Alleged Kidnapping in Fairfield

Victim fatally shoots suspect during pursuit after reporting to police she had been kidnapped

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    Fairfield Police Investigating Shooting, Alleged Kidnapping

    A 22-year-old man was fatally shot by his passenger while he was trying to evade police in Fairfield, authorities said. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018)

    A 22-year-old man was fatally shot by his passenger while he was trying to evade police in Fairfield, authorities said.

    The pursuit Thursday afternoon ended in a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Dover Avenue and East Travis Boulevard.

    Police initially told NBC Bay Area the incident started when a sergeant was flagged down by a woman in a vehicle screaming that she had been kidnapped. The suspect took off in his vehicle, prompting the sergeant to pursue.

    Investigators said the passenger, a 24-year-old woman, shot the suspect during the vehicle pursuit. The driver was transported to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

    The suspect and passenger are believed to have been in a relationship and were living together, police said. There was also an 18-month-old child inside the suspect vehicle during the pursuit. Police said the child was not injured.

    Police are not identifying the deceased suspect at this time. The woman's identity is also being withheld based on the fact the incident is considered to be tied to domestic violence.

    An investigation is ongoing and East Travis Boulevard, between San Bruno Street and Flamingo Drive, are expected to remain closed for hours Thursday night.

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