Suspect in Drive-By Shooting That Wounded 8-Year-Old Boy Shot By Fairfield Police

The suspect in a drive-by shooting that injured an 8-year-old boy in Concord last week has been shot by officers in Fairfield, police said Monday afternoon.

Investigators have identified the suspect as James Jarrard, 32, of Concord. Police said Jarrard is in critical condition.

Fairfield police said Monday's officer-involved shooting occurred on the 3400 block of North Texas Street.

A tip from a concerned citizen who recognized Jarrard from media reports contacted police.

The resident saw the suspect in the parking lot of a Lowe's Home Improvement store and followed Jarrard's car into the lot. The caller did not approach the suspect, but called police and waited for officer to arrive. 

Police on Monday will not reveal if Jarrard was armed at the time of the shooting or how many times he has been shot. Three officers initially responded to the incident and none of them were injured, police said.

Police over the weekend announced a $1.1 million dollar warrant out for Jarrard's arrest related to the Concord shooting.

On Friday at 5:50 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of La Salle Avenue on a report of a shooting.

The victim, an 8-year-old boy, was transported by family to John Muir Medical Center in Concord and was later transported to Children's Hospital in Oakland, police said. The child was reported in stable condition and is expected to survive, police said.

The shooting does not appear to be gang-related, according to police.

Police said Jarrard is on parole for burglary.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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