Sheriff’s office releases body camera video of a deputy involved shooting in Fairfield
The Solano County Sheriff’s Office released body camera video of when deputies shot and killed a suspect in Fairfield in November.
Solano County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
January 11, 2023
Officer-Involved Shooting Video Release
On November 27th, Fairfield Police Department (FFPD) was responding to a report of a disturbance involving a firearm in the 4300 block of Central Place, Fairfield. A Solano County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputy was in the area and responded to assist. The incident resulted in an deputy involved shooting when 41-year-old Robert Duncan Jr. of Vallejo fired a handgun at a FFPD officer and a SCSO deputy.
The Sheriff’s Office is now releasing the video of this incident, including body-worn camera video and in-car camera footage. This video is being released within 45 days of the incident, in compliance with state law. We have blurred specific areas for privacy considerations. Viewer discretion is advised.
Below is a summary of the incident. All times are estimated for the purpose of this summary. As the investigation by the District Attorney’s Major Crimes Task Force continues, new information may be discovered.
At approximately 2:30 am, a Sheriff’s deputy was in the Cordelia area and heard on the FFPD radio a report of a man with a firearm at a motel on Central Place. The deputy responded to assist FFPD on the scene where he met with the victims of the crime in the parking lot of a neighboring McDonald’s restaurant.
The deputy drove to the other side of the McDonald’s with his K9 partner to assist with the search. As he arrived, he saw the suspect suddenly jump up from the bushes and run away from officers through the drive-thru lane. The deputy deployed his K9 partner to help apprehend the fleeing suspect. The suspect ran around the back corner of the building, and the K9 continued to follow. The suspect then fired multiple shots at one FFPD officer and the deputy. The deputy fired his service weapon at the suspect, striking him multiple times. FFPD officers did not fire their service weapons.
The suspect’s weapon was safely secured, and officers began providing first aid. Medics arrived at the scene shortly after and pronounced him deceased.
Our condolences go out to the family, friends and all affected by this shooting. Any loss of life is tragic, and it is unfortunate this incident ended with this result. The investigation by the District Attorney’s Office is ongoing.
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