FAIRFIELD — A Sacramento man suspected of robbing a drug dealer in Fairfield at gunpoint — an action police say led to a shootout in a Fairfield neighborhood early this year – will return to court next month when a date may be set for a preliminary hearing.
Michael M. Behnamnia, 19, of Sacramento, faces one count of robbery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and numerous drug-related allegations. He has pleaded not guilty.
Behnamnia had a court date Tuesday to set the probable cause hearing. That action was postponed to June 11.
The allegations stem from what police suspect was an attempt to buy some marijuana Jan. 16 at a home on Capistrano Court. Instead, police suspect that Behnamnia and a Fairfield teen pulled out guns and robbed the dope peddler before getting in a car to leave the scene.
Police said the seller armed himself and fired at the vehicle. The suspected robbers fired back. No injuries were reported. Police said two guns were taken from the seller’s home.
Behnamnia was arrested March 18 at a home in Sacramento. The Fairfield teen was arrested the same day at a home on the 1300 block of Northwood Court.
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