FAIRFIELD — Police late Thursday identified two brothers as the men shot by federal and local police earlier in the day in separate incidents that happened about 30 minutes apart near a busy Fairfield retail center.
Markell Davis, 27, of Fairfield, was shot by a member of a federal task force at approximately 2:45 p.m. near Walmart on the 2700 block of North Texas Street. Police said he was armed with a handgun when he was shot.
Cory Davis, 33, of Suisun City, was shot about a half-hour later at an upscale apartment complex across the street from the retailer. Police said he was also armed.
Police said both brothers were wanted on suspicion of attempted murder and have criminal histories, and that Markell Davis was on active county probation.
Markell Davis was wanted in connection with a Feb. 17 shooting on Clay Bank Road in Fairfield.
The Davis’ cousin, Demetri D. Moore, 33, of Fairfield, was ordered this week to stand trial on charges of attempted murder and assault with a firearm for his alleged role in the Clay Bank Road gunfight, which occurred during the afternoon rush hour. Police said Markell Davis was driving and Moore was his passenger in that gunfight, during which both men were shot twice. The others involved in the rolling gunfight, in a separate vehicle, have not been caught.
A woman who happened to be driving in the area was also shot.
Cory Davis was wanted in connection with a Feb. 19 shooting in Vacaville.
The city that night saw a rolling, high-speed shootout shortly after 8:30 p.m. along a lengthy stretch of Leisure Town Road. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Police said Markell and Cory Davis were treated at an area hospital. The nature and severity of their injuries was not released.
The U.S. Marshal’s Office and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force were the two federal agencies involved in Thursday’s incidents, police said. Vacaville and Fairfield police were also at the scene.
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