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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Monday May 1st, 2017 :: 08:29 p.m. PDT


Update on Homicide Investigation - 1700 Block of West Texas Street

***UPDATE 5/1/17***
Detectives from the Fairfield Police Investigations Bureau have contacted the man responsible for the April 27, 2016 shooting on West Texas Street.  Through the investigation, detectives learned the decedent, 20 year old Fairfield resident Alexander Itzigheine, went to the business and confronted a group of patrons on the back patio, pulling out a handgun and threatening them.  42 year old Fairfield resident Keith Lewis fled into the business.  Itzigheine entered through a different door with his gun still drawn.  Lewis then pulled his own gun and shot Itzigheine.  Lewis fled from the business.

Detectives obtained a murder warrant for Lewis’s arrest over the weekend, and he was arrested Sunday afternoon.  After reviewing all of the evidence in the case and consulting with the Solano County District Attorney’s Office, it was decided Lewis will not be charged for the murder as this appears to be a case of self-defense.  Lewis could still face charges related to the possession of the firearm.

A booking photo will not be available.

The Fairfield Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a bar in the 1700 Block of West Texas Street at 10:30pm.  They arrived and located a 20 year old male in the doorway of the bar suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  

The victim was transported to a local trauma center where he later died.  Responding officers learned the suspect fled the scene toward West Texas Street.  He was described as a Hispanic male in his 20's wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.  Officers conducted a thorough area check with the assistance of a CHP helicopter but were unable to locate the suspect.

Detectives from the Investigations Bureau responded to the scene and are actively working the investigation.  

No additional information will be released at this time.  Detectives are actively involved in identifying and apprehending the suspect in this case.

This case is not associated with the firebombings that took place during the same time.

We are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact the Fairfield Police Department's Investigations Bureau at 707-428-7600. You can also call our Tip Line at 707-428-7345, Solano CrimeStoppers at 707-644-7867, or Text “TIP FAIRFIELDPD” followed by your message to 888777.  Callers and texters can remain anonymous.

Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

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Sergeant Matt Bloesch
Public Information Officer

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