FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KTXL) – A Fairfield homeowner fatally shot an intruder Tuesday morning.
A piece of plywood covering the front door of a home on Vintage Valley Drive is the only sign that something happened.
“I’m kind of blown away,” neighbor Nathan Biggs told FOX40. “I’ve lived here all my life, 18 years. Probably the most eventful thing that’s happened in this neighborhood.”
Police said the couple in the home were having breakfast when they saw an unknown man through their Ring camera who knocked on their front door.
The homeowners didn’t answer.
“The suspect did ultimately kick the door down, kicked it off the hinges and attempted to make entry into the house,” said Fairfield Police Department’s Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen. “The homeowner defended themselves, fired rounds. The suspect ended up fleeing and he obviously called us, asked for us to come and help him.”
Police say the homeowner fired two shots with his handgun.
When officers arrived, they found the intruder across the street, suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the chest.
Despite first responders doing CPR, the man died at the scene.
“He was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun that was loaded with an extended magazine,” Jacobsen said.
Police identified the intruder as a 27-year-old Suisun City resident.
Neighbors were concerned for the welfare of the homeowners, stopping by, even bringing flowers.
“They’re a wonderful family. And they’re well-liked in the community. And I’m just really grateful that nothing more serious might have happened to them,” said Cordelia resident Tamer Totah.