March 12, 2001, Monday, Final Edition Copyright 2001 The Chronicle Publishing Co. The San Francisco Chronicle March 12, 2001, Monday, Final Edition
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police shot and killed one man and injured a second early yesterday morning outside a bowling alley. At about 1:30 a.m., two uniformed Fairfield officers making a drug-related arrest at the rear of the Fairfield Bowl on North Texas Street heard gunshots from the front of the building and ran to investigate, police said.
The officers said they had then seen a muzzle flash coming from the passenger side of a dark-colored Ford Mustang stopped in front of the building. They then saw additional muzzle flashes, heard gunfire and believed they were being fired upon, police said.
Both officers returned fire toward the passenger side of the car, which then took off driving south on North Texas Street.
A short distance away, other officers responding to the incident stopped the Mustang. Inside, they found an uninjured adult female driver, an adult male in the right front seat with an apparent gunshot wound to the head and another adult male in the rear seat, also with a gunshot wound, police said.
The front-seat victim was declared dead at the scene. The other injured man was rushed to a hospital.
The two officers, whose names have not been released, have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.