Drive-by Shooting Mars National Night Out in Fairfield; No Victims

FAIRFIELD — National Night Out is an annual event when neighbors emerge from their homes and get to know each other at block parties or other community gatherings. On August 6 during this year’s event, Fairfield police and firefighters dropped in and socialized at dozens of gatherings around town.

Apparently, drive-by shooter Akeli Blake, 21, and his passenger Angelica Lopez, 22, both of Fairfield, were unclear on the National Night Out concept of “Giving Crime A Going-Away Party.”

Akeli Blake was arrested for the shooting and likely faces attempted murder charges. Angelica Lopez, apparently happy that she faces only accessory charges.

Around 6:30pm, as the meet and greet events were just getting underway, several witnesses called Fairfield police to report shots were fired near the intersection of Villa Court and East Tabor Avenue from what turned out to be the alleged shooters’ vehicle. According to a spokeswoman with the Fairfield PD Dispatch Office, no one was killed or wounded.

The witnesses’ detailed descriptions of Blake, Lopez and their vehicle enabled police to soon make what Fairfield PD spokesperson Sgt. Troy Oviatt said was “a high-risk traffic stop.” Officers found in the vehicle a gun they suspected was used to perpetrate the drive-by shooting.

Blake was booked into Solano County Jail in connection with the shooting while Lopez was taken into custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting a felon, Oviatt said in a prepared press release.

The shooting occurred near the corner of Villa Court and East Tabor Avenue.

Specific booking information on the pair had not been posted by Wednesday, August 7 on the jail’s online booking report for Tuesday.

The investigation is ongoing; anyone with further information on this alleged crime is urged to contact the Fairfield Police Department’s Investigations Bureau at 707 428-7600 or Crime Stoppers at 707 644-7867.

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