On March 17, 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM, two Fairfield Police Officers riding double in a patrol car attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle that had pulled onto Olive Road off of E. Tabor Ave. in unincorporated Fairfield. Instead of pulling over, the suspect vehicle fled and led the officers on a short pursuit.
The suspect drove south to the dead-end of Olive Rd., adjacent to the Suisun City limit/railroad right-of-way. He then fled from the vehicle on foot and began jumping over neighbors’ fences into Suisun City. At one point the suspect forced his way into the garage of a home, but quickly left and continued jumping fences. Officers recognized the fleeing suspect from prior contacts and knew that he had an outstanding felony arrest warrant.
Several Fairfield and Suisun police officers, as well as Solano Sheriff’s deputies converged on the area and located the suspect hiding on the roof of a home in the 600 block of Canvasback Ln. As officers tried to enter the backyard of that home with Police K-9 “Cort” to capture the suspect, they had to stop short of the gate. A Pit Bull came out of the backyard and attacked “Cort” by biting and holding onto his neck. The Pit Bull briefly released its grip, then continued trying to attack Cort, endangering Cort’s life. Several attempts by a second officer to stop the Pit Bull failed due to the chaotic and fast nature of the dogs movements. A third Fairfield Officer was forced to shoot the Pit Bull to stop the attack. As these events unfolded, the suspect on the roof above the officers shouted that he wanted officers to kill him.
Officers surrounded and then talked with the suspect for several minutes. They convinced him to surrender without incident.
No people were injured in this incident.
The Pit Bull was apparently a stray that roams the neighborhood that the resident told Officers she occasionally allowed to stay in her backyard. As a result of this incident, the Pit Bull succumbed to its injuries.
Antoine Gordon, a 44 year-old Solano County resident was arrested for a felony warrant, felony engaging in a reckless pursuit, and misdemeanor resisting, obstructing, and delaying an officer in the pursuit of duties.
**UPDATE on K-9 Cort***
Fairfield PD announced they spoke with Cort’s handler, and learned that Cort is resting comfortably following the struggle with the dog. Fortunately his injuries weren’t as serious as they could have been. Thanks to everyone for thinking of him!