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Police arrest man suspected of road rage shooting into other vehicle

A man suspected of shooting at another person’s vehicle during a road rage incident in Fairfield on Sunday was later found sleeping in his car and arrested, according to police.

About 9 p.m., someone called police to report the shooting after exiting Interstate 80 onto Waterman Boulevard to avoid a confrontation with a man who was allegedly driving dangerously.

Officers found that a bullet passed through the driver’s side door and lodged in the steering wheel.

The victim gave officers a description of the suspect’s SUV and a partial license plate number, both of which allegedly matched the description from an earlier road rage incident, police said.

Using Fairfield’s license plate recognition cameras, officers tracked the SUV to the 900 block of Beck Avenue and found the 45-year-old male suspect sleeping in the vehicle, according to police.

Officers also allegedly saw a Glock pistol in pain view in the back seat and were able to arrest him without a struggle using the police department’s armored vehicle.

The man was booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of several felonies, police said.

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