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19-year-old man shot dead in Fairfield during online purchase gone wrong

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A 19-year-old man was shot dead on Thursday and a suspect was arrested following what Fairfield police describe as an online purchase gone wrong.

Officers found the man dead from a gunshot wound in the 100 block of Tyler Street around 12:20 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call from a man, police said.

Investigators learned the man responded with cash to a “car for sale” ad on the online site OfferUp.com, according to police, who said the man was shot “in what appears to be a flight gone wrong”.

The Fairfield Police Department’s Investigations Division arrested a 24-year-old San Pablo resident on Friday, according to police. The suspect has been remanded to Solano County Jail on suspicion of homicide, police said.

Police continue to investigate the shooting.

Following the shooting, police remind the community that when selling or buying items from a private individual, it is best to conduct the actual transaction in a public place.

The City of Fairfield Police Department offers a secure redemption area for residents to shop online in a monitored area. The area is in the parking lot adjacent to the police station at Kentucky and Jackson streets.

There are two designated parking spaces under 24-hour surveillance.