Armed Shooting Suspect Arrested at Suisun City Police Department Lobby
On the morning of Sunday, October 4th, 29 year old Thong Yang of Suisun City entered the lobby of the Suisun City Police Department armed with a loaded handgun and stated that his intention was to have officers shoot him, according to authorities.
Officers engaged in crisis communications with Yang for approximately 30 minutes. Ultimately, Suisun City police officers were able to talk Yang into surrendering and he was safely taken into custody.
Yang is also the suspect in the incident that occurred on the evening of Friday, October 2nd, at The Village apartments off of Civic Center Boulevard in Suisun City. Police responded to the apartment complex after receiving numerous calls of shots being fired in the area. The officers located the apartment where the shots were fired, as well as rifle casings. Allegedly, Yang fled the area immediately after he fired the shots over a disturbance with the occupants of another nearby apartment.
The Village Apartments, where Yang has lived for at least nine years, is just down the street from the Suisun City police station and City Hall. It is also near Crystal Middle School.
After Yang was taken into custody at the Police Department, officers discovered that he was also in possession of the AR-15 rifle believed to have been used in Friday’s shots fired incident. Yang also had numerous large capacity magazines for the rifle, some of which had been modified to allow the higher capacity.
Yang was arrested for possessing a loaded firearm in a public building, threatening an officer, discharging a firearm in a negligent manner, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of high capacity magazines, brandishing a firearm in the presence of a police officer, and burglary. Yang is currently being held on $2 million bail at the Solano County Jail.
Records show that Yang has a history of arrests while living in the area, sometimes for violent offenses. In May of 2006 he was charged with disorderly conduct – public intoxication, and resisting arrest. Three years later, in May of 2009, he was charged with domestic violence – battery on a spouse, former spouse, or co-habitant. And in February 2010 he was arrested for driving under the influence.
Yesterday, Suisun Police released a new policy for their public office hours. “In an effort to provide a safe and secure workplace for our Communications/Records personnel, the Suisun City Police Department has established new lobby hours. Effective immediately, the lobby will be open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. The lobby will be closed on weekends and City Holidays.” This changes the closing time to one hour earlier.