Police arrest 2 in connection with January shooting

By From page A4 | March 19, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield teen and a Sacramento man suspected in a Jan. 16 shooting on Capistrano Court were arrested Tuesday by Fairfield police in two separate searches of houses here and in Sacramento, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Police arrested the Fairfield juvenile at a house on the 1300 block of Northwood Court without incident after serving a search warrant there. They arrested Michael Behnamnia, 19, of Sacramento, after serving a search warrant at a house on the 700 block of Dixieanne Avenue in Sacramento.

The two had allegedly arrived at a house Jan. 16 on Capistrano Court to buy marijuana, but ended up pulling out handguns and robbing the seller, a juvenile, before fleeing to their vehicle. The seller armed himself and fired at the vehicle, while the two suspected robbers fired back before fleeing. Police investigating the shooting recovered two guns from the residence.

Subsequent investigations identified the two suspects as Behnamnia and the Fairfield teen, police said.

The teen was booked into Solano County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of assault with a firearm, robbery and criminal conspiracy. Behnamnia was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion assault with a firearm, robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and being armed in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 and Crime Stoppers at 644-7867.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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