Fairfield police shot a citizen who was brandishing a handgun near East Tabor Avenue yesterday afternoon, not far from Cleo Grange Middle School.
40-year-old Fairfield resident Osiris Santos sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was released from the hospital a few hours later, being arrested under suspicion of felony assault on a peace officer.
Santos was alleged to have been seen walking with a handgun near the school. When officers responded, the school was put on lockdown status and officers ordered Santos to drop the gun. Santos instead pointed it at one of the officer, and one fired their service weapon, hitting Santos.
According to a department press release, no officers were injured and medical aid was rendered at the scene.
Officers then discovered the gun was only a BB gun designed to look like a real handgun. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, and their name will be announced at a later time.