FAIRFIELD — Police early Saturday released the names of two men arrested Friday night in connection with a fatal shooting last weekend.
One is a suspected killer and the other, a suspected accessory to the crime.
Jason Thompson, 21, of Fairfield, was jailed on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with the April 19 shooting death of Gustavo Banda, 27, of Fairfield, and the wounding of a 15-year-old boy who was also shot, police said.
Banda and the teen made their way to NorthBay Medical Center after the shooting that occurred just north of Travis Boulevard in the vicinity of Union Avenue and Travion Court. The teen was shot in the shoulder and was treated and released. Banda was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Fairfield police received a call of shots fired shortly after 10:30 p.m. Police were notified about 15 minutes later that Banda and the teen had arrived at the nearby hospital.
Thompson was also held on several outstanding warrants, police said. Also arrested Friday was Malik Howse, 20, of Fairfield, on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime and for alleged possession of a stolen firearm.
The men were arrested at a home on the 300 block of Vel Place. Police said two firearms were recovered during a search of the home.
Their capture and subsequent search of the home brought to a close a daylong search for Thompson by police.
Banda’s death last weekend was the fifth homicide of the year in the Fairfield-Suisun area and the third in an eight-day period.
Anyone with information about the shooting that left Banda dead and the teenager injured is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Special Operations Team at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.
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