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Man, Officer In Deadly Fairfield Encounter Identified

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FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – The Fairfield Police Department on Tuesday released more information on the officer-involved shooting the day before in which a 51-year-old man was killed.

Robert McMullan of Fairfield was shot to death by Officer Adam Ponce in the 700 block of Gold Coast Drive on Monday. Ponce, a 16-year veteran of law enforcement, went to McMullan’s house to check on a car parents of a young girl reported to police was used to follow the young girl. The car was registered to the Gold Coast address.

According to police, McMullan answered the door and immediately became angry and Ponce’s questioning. McMullan pushed Ponce and then attacked him. The struggle became very violent, very quickly. The front door of the house was knocked off the hinges during the struggle. Ponce then fatally shot McMullan.

McMullan has an extensive criminal history in Solano and Napa counties, including prior arrests for domestic violence, assaulting police officers, threatening police officers, resisting arrest and drug charges, police said.

Ponce spent six years working for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and the past 10 years as a Fairfield police officer. He was placed on administrative leave per department policy as the Solano County District Attorney’s Office investigates the use of deadly force.

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