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.
They were suspects in what authorities described Friday as “brazen shootouts from moving vehicles” that took place in areas where bystanders were at “substantial risk.”
Their sister was also arrested.
Markell Davis, 27, of Fairfield, was shot by a member of a federal task force at approximately 2:45 p.m. after being seen in the Walmart parking lot on the 2700 block of North Texas Street. Police said he was armed with a handgun when he was shot in the head and right hand.
He was treated at a local hospital, released Friday into police custody and booked into the county jail.
Cory Davis, 33, of Suisun City, was shot about a half-hour later at an upscale apartment complex across the street from the retailer after police said he reached into his waist area while running away from officers.
A Fairfield police officer shot him on the upper right leg. Police said they found a handgun concealed in his pants. He was taken to a local hospital. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Police said both brothers were wanted on suspicion of attempted murder and are convicted felons, 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 also arrested Kelly Davis, 30, of Fairfield, after authorities say they found narcotics for sale, ammunition and magazines for a handgun similar to the one found in Markell Davis’ possession, according to information released Friday.
The contraband was found while searching an apartment on the 2700 block of North Texas Street, according to police. Kelly Davis was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing drugs for sale and for allegedly maintaining a drug house, according to police.
Kelly Davis is a sister of Markell and Cory Davis.
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, as was the Solano County Fugitive Apprehension Team.
Fairfield police and District Attorney’s Office investigators are conducting a joint investigation in Thursday’s shootings. Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call 428-7300 or the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345. Callers may remain anonymous.
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