Update: 2 Arrested in Connection With Monday Shooting

A 16-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his hand and a grazing wound to his head, according to police. One suspect remains at large.

Update: The Fairfield Police Department arrested two individuals in connection with a Monday afternoon shooting that injured a 16-year-old boy.

Police arrested Kenneth Taylor, 22, of Fairfield and Bryana Mitchell, 21 of Suisun City on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and theft of a firearm.

Police say that Taylor, Mitchell and another man went to the Dana Drive home to talk with the victim regarding a dispute over the ownership of a dog. 

"The victim and suspects engaged in a hostile verbal altercation outside the victim‘s apartment," a Fairfield Police Department press release said. "Taylor attempted to kick the door down of the victim’s apartment to retrieve the dog. During the disturbance, the victim armed himself with a handgun."

The 16-year-old boy and the two men began to fight in the doorway of the apartment and that's when the boy's gun went off and hit him in the hand and grazed his head. 

The third suspect, who remains unidentified, allegedly took the gun from the boy. Poice said Mitchell and Taylor took the dog, and an undisclosed amount of marijuana found in the boy’s apartment. 

"The vehicle used by the suspects has been located and processed for evidence," the release stated.

The boy's gun has not been recovered, according to police.

Previously from the Fairfield Police Department:

On November 5, 2012, at 12:30 PM, Fairfield Police officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 1100 block of Dana Drive. Officers located a 16 year old Fairfield juvenile with a gunshot wound to his hand and a minor grazing wound to his head.

The investigation determined the 16 year old victim was involved in a dispute with an adult suspect with whom he is acquainted. The dispute was over stolen property.  The incident escalated when the suspect pulled a gun and wounded the victim during a physical struggle.  The shooting took place in the doorway of the victim’s apartment.  Major Crime Unit detectives are attempting to identify the suspect. 

The victim was treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds at a local trauma center.  The investigation is in its early stages and additional information will be released as it becomes available.  There is no information to believe this is a gang related crime. 


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