Fairfield Police say that a single-vehicle crash is now being investigated as a homicide after they found a bullet in the driver’s body.
On October 13, at around 8:30 a.m., a crash involving a pickup truck occurred near Cement Hill, on the eastern end of the city.
According to police, the truck hit several structures before stopping.
The truck’s driver, a 44-year-old Oakland resident, was ejected from the vehicle and died.
Investigators determined that the crash may have happened the night before, but was not found until daylight.
An autopsy revealed the bullet in the man’s body.
Investigators have now determined that the crash “was the result of a shooting.”
At this time, police said they will not reveal more details about the crash and the investigation.