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Police ID brothers as men shot Thursday

Brothers Markell Davis, left, and Cory Davis, right, are shown in photos released late Thursday by Fairfield police. The brothers were shot by police in separate incidents Thursday on the 2700 block of North Texas Street in Fairfield. Police said both are suspects in separate attempted murder cases, one in Fairfield and one in Vacaville. (Daily Republic/Fairfield Police Department)

Brothers Markell Davis, left, and Cory Davis, right, are shown in photos released late Thursday by Fairfield police. The brothers were shot by police in separate incidents Thursday on the 2700 block of North Texas Street in Fairfield. Police said both are suspects in separate attempted murder cases, one in Fairfield and one in Vacaville. (Daily Republic/Fairfield Police Department)

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April 05, 2014 |

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.

Previous reporting: 2 armed men shot in separate incidents.

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.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or gfaison@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He has worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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