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Fairfield police shoot man in Vallejo following pursuit

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Fairfield police shoot man in Vallejo following pursuit
Courtesy: Fairfield Police Department.

VALLEJO – A man was shot by Fairfield police after he led officers on a vehicle pursuit that ended in the city of Vallejo on Sunday night.

Fairfield police said they attempted to pull over Patrick Hall at about 10 p.m. in the 3000 block of N. Texas St. in the city of Fairfield when Hall failed to stop, authorities said in a press release.

Police alleged that during the pursuit, Hall shot at officers, with several of the bullets hitting the police vehicles.

“One of the suspect’s bullets penetrated an officer’s windshield, striking the driver’s side headrest and narrowly missing the officer,” authorities added.

The pursuit eventually led to Vallejo where Hall was stopped near Griffin and Gateway drives in North Vallejo after officers deployed a spike strip.

“Hall again shot at officers, who returned fire, striking Hall,” police said. He was transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries, police said

The shooting is being investigated by the Solano County Major Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency group tasked with investigating law enforcement shootings and headed by the Solano County District Attorney’s Office.

It’s the second such shooting in Vallejo by an outside agency in a week. Solano County Sheriff’s deputies shot Jason Thompson after he allegedly threatened them with a knife during the early evening hours on June 19.

The Solano County District Attorney’s Office previously said that the incident began when Vallejo police received 9-1-1 calls about a carjacking, and a man carrying a knife on Curtola Parkway. Due to Vallejo police not having any units to respond, the sheriff's office was contacted over an hour later to provide support.

Arriving on scene, deputies made contact with Thompson who was allegedly armed with "multiple hand saw blades,” according the the DA’s office.  Authorities allege that Thompson was shot because he failed to heed warnings to stop advancing on the deputies while holding the saw blades. Following the shooting, he was taken to a hospital but later died from his injuries.

These are the first police shootings in Vallejo since June 2, 2020, when then-Vallejo Police Det. Jarrett Tonn fired five times from the back of an unmarked police truck, hitting 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa of San Francisco once in the back of the head, killing him instantly.

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