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)


Police shoot brothers suspected in ‘brazen’ shootings

By From page A1 | 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.

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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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously 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 fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • BrigsApril 04, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    Thank you Federal and local PD for helping keep our streets clean. I live 4 blocks away from the Walmart with my 2 young children. We often walk with our stroller to the Walmart and would like to feel that our neighborhood is safe. I lost that confidence yesterday knowing that there are drug dealers with guns walking around at 3 in the afternoon and only a block away from the Public Safety Academy as well as a high school that were both about to be dismissed for the day. I can only hope that this is an isolated incident that will never happen in my neighborhood again.

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  • CD BrooksApril 05, 2014 - 6:17 am

    Wow what a messed up criminal family, SO glad the Marshalls got them! I wish local law enforcement would show the same grit and determination. Why should we have to tolerate the daily abuses happening here on so many levels?

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  • MattApril 05, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Way to be a stereotype. People like this are what's wrong with society. It's hard not to be prejudice when LaTronte and Bonkiesha are rolling around in public places shooting at people. I only wish local PD had finished the job at the scene. Now my hard earned tax dollars can go to food, bed, and clothes for these welfare candidates.

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  • justlistenApril 05, 2014 - 10:26 am

    @Matt. I agree. The statistics just continue to grow. It is what it is, its hard not to judge.

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  • LarryApril 05, 2014 - 11:18 am

    Matt. Stop being stereotype these criminal could have been a white John, Jeff, or Linda. A crime is a crime no matter what the race the person is committing the crime. We all live in this community and we all want to feel safe in this city. You should open your eyes every race has its criminal. When in doubt check your jails. If a person breaks into my home, I got something for them, I won't be stereotyping them to see if their names are LaTronte, Bonkiesha, John, Jeff or Linda, or see if they are white, black, brown, yellow. This community don't need any racist comments from you and others.

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  • CD BrooksApril 05, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Larry, I agree 100%. There is only one kind of good criminal and as long as they're breathing, they aint one of 'em!

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  • mr.RApril 05, 2014 - 8:07 am

    WoW! A family that strays together,stays together.

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  • treApril 05, 2014 - 8:11 am

    Glad, they got em, what about the poor kids??

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  • JazzAzzApril 05, 2014 - 9:10 am

    Wow what is this a 2014 version of the James gang, or Billy The Kids bunch????? The entire bunch of them needs not just to be in the jail, but as Dr. Phil might say, "UNDER THE JAIL!!!!" I still advise that law enforcement be trained, Marine or Navy Seals style, in HEAD SHOTS, saving everyone from the tax payers, court and prison system, a whole lot of money.

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  • JuiceApril 05, 2014 - 9:22 am

    I know all of them and they are good people living a life they were raised in. Everyone thinks thay because they have records that they just horrible people remember they have a family also so anyone that says they should have been killed just think if it was your family member would you want that for them just ask, we should be praying right now for them and their families.

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  • CD BrooksApril 05, 2014 - 9:53 am

    Juice, good? Not yet but soon hopefully. Sadly for we law abiding types, we will have to endure more of this crap until they and others like them do become the best kind of criminals.

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  • justlistenApril 05, 2014 - 10:16 am

    @Juice. Unfortunately criminals don't take the consequences of their lifestyle/actions that may end up hurting their family, friends and loved ones into play because they are selfish and greedy. "Your friends" are where they need to be. I do not feel sorry for you or for them... so disgusted by all the human vermin roaming our streets.

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  • JazzAzzApril 05, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    Good people???? Are you FREAKING kidding me, running around having gun fights on the public streets, carrying guns on a busy area, like near WalMart. To me this is not about race, I'd like to see any scum like this of ANY color, White trailer trash, Asian gangs, Mexican Cartels, etc. etc, either UNDER the jail or their FREAKIN HEADS BLOWN OFF!!!!!! Good People????? YEAH RIGHT. Scum is what they are!!!!!!!

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  • John AndersonApril 05, 2014 - 9:41 am

    There seems to be a common theme to most of this violence we read about every day. ...Can you guess what it is???

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  • boomApril 05, 2014 - 9:53 am

    @John-Its the white elephant in the room, no one wants to acknowledge the recurring theme in all of this.

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  • MattApril 05, 2014 - 10:24 am

    They're referring to the race. I thought I addressed it already though.

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  • aaronApril 05, 2014 - 10:38 am

    Justice was served you shoot cops you get shot. It's the only way you learn. Besides our courts are so racially based they would have got probation if it was litigated.

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  • DebbieApril 05, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Maybe you prejudiced white people should move to and all white community where they have no drug abuse, crime, domestic violence, mental illness, or a poor economy. Everyone will have good jobs and a house with a white picket fence. And then we won't have to read you constantly negative opinions about all the bad black people. Ignorance is the problem, good thing is education is the solution.

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  • Face realityApril 05, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    If we could we would. Unfortunately, segregation is illegal. If there was a clean, decent, whites only state or county, you would see everyone moving there. People are sick of putting up with a black culture that is morally and ethically bankrupt. As a race, they refuse to take responsibility for what they have created. Absent fathers, uneducated mothers, public assistance supported, hip hop morals and values...keep it to yourself.

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  • aaronApril 05, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    @face reality. Your 100% correct. All those problems she listed, are predominantly black issues. Their are exceptions obviously. But my point is Fairfield was that place years ago we did our own community until Oakland and Richmond spilled to our streets. So even if we get our own "area" they will just ruin it again!

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  • justlistenApril 05, 2014 - 7:19 pm

    @Debbie, all races, including blacks can be prejudiced against their own for all the same reasons you state. I find your post laughable how you assume all these posters are "prejudiced white people" ... so easy to pass judgments isn't it?

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  • ladyloveApril 05, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    What's really sad in reading these comments is how racist people are. You know who you are. Each and every time a crime is committed by someone Black, all Blacks are thrown into the category of being criminals, welfare recipients, fatherless, drug addicts and dealers. But let a white person commit a crime and its just that person, not the whole race. The truth is this, there are criminals, drug addicts, fatherless people of all races. And guess what? There are more whites in this country on welfare than any other race, something whites don't like to hear or acknowledge. Don't believe it? That's fine. Continue living in denial. But research it. Especially the red states.

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  • Face realityApril 06, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Typical ignorant spouting of supposed statistics. Yes, more whites in US are on some form of public assistance. But, if you take the percentage of population of each race on public assistance, the percent of whites is far less than blacks. US census website states US is 63% white, 13% black. Govt. website states white and blacks each get 40% of welfare benefits budget. 40% of budget for 13% of the population? Do the math before you post inaccurate information.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 05, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    Yeah thanks a lot government of traitors---you bred 'em, you raised 'em and now you've shot 'em! You should go into the ranching or cattle business. Stop the welfare and the crime crumbles.

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  • General Fadi BasemApril 05, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    Give a bacteria a suitable living environment at the right temperature and with plenty of food and that bacteria will multiply. It will continue to multiply until it reaches certain limitations in the environment. One of those limitations is waste accumulation--the bacteria will eventually be covered over in its own waste products. In this case, the waste products are two brothers and their sister. Oh, how proud those parents must be! Just imagine what the Christmas letter those two lovebirds ( well, maybe four lovebirds--guessing babymama had three different babydaddys) sent out each Christmas. "Little Markell just passed his 9mm reloading test!! And Cory was indicted for beating two of his classmates last week. And our lil' angel Kelly was acquitted of stabbing her homeroom teacher--the teacher was unable to testify at the trial due to her extensive injures! We are truly blessed because we just got a renewal of our Section 8 housing voucher and Kelly's WIC coupons were reinstated after her acquittal." Maybe Rapper Sage the Gemini can glorify the Davis family with a special rap in his new album. And maybe the DR can encourage one of their staff to write an article glorifying the new album. Just can't get enuff of that rhythmic shaking of woman’s rear end when dancing to the way a red-nosed pit bull shakes its head from side to side. I will be eagerly awaiting both events..after all, I grew up less fortunate – I didn’t have cable.

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  • JazzAzzApril 05, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    Man, just heard on the channel 40 news here at 10:50PM that another victim has been shot in Fairfield, by FOUR suspects. Do all the cockroaches come out at once. Maybe the FEDs are needed here full time, Elliot Ness, style (Youngins, Google that). How about Marshall law, since we surely do not want this area to continue to spiral down to the level of another Oakland, Richmond, or Vallejo. Hey FPD, you have my permission to start BUSTING SOME FREAKIN HEADS!!!!!

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  • not racistApril 05, 2014 - 11:36 pm

    Ppl have so much hate inside.....dang,im black and i grew up here with white,black and every kind of mix here...its scary how in 2014 theres still this bs race issue

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  • JazzAzzApril 06, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Well again, last night, on Channel 40's local news, around 10:40 PM, there was a news report of four suspects shooting yet another. There was nothing known about the victim's condition, and it was too late apparently to make this mornings paper. Looks like yet all the c_ckroaches are coming out of the woodwork. What this area needs is: 1) a Constant FEDs presence since the local PD seems to be outnumbered, an Elliot Ness type presence (Youngins can Google that), and,or Marshall Law. Forget, shelve the Constitution for awhile till all these c_ckroaches heads are crushed. Other wise we will be included in the same category as, Oakland, Richmond, Stockton, and Vallejo, getting there.

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  • CD BrooksApril 06, 2014 - 8:36 am

    JazzAzz, like Wyatt said on another post, Dodge City. Kansas has signed legislation to eliminate all laws pertaining to gun ownership, no-holds-barred right to carry. I think it's over the top. Is that where we're headed? Is that where we need to go?

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  • JazzAzzApril 06, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Probably. If the Supreme Court upholds that lower courts decision that all law abiding citizens have a constitutional right to carry and have a concealed weapons permit, then the local problem may be SOLVED :-)>>>>BOOOOOOOOOM.

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  • Mr. SmithApril 06, 2014 - 9:09 am

    CD: It looks like about half the population of Fairfield has already adopted the "Kansas Model." Maybe the law-abiding half needs to get onboard with it, too:>)

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  • JazzAzzApril 06, 2014 - 9:14 am

    We surely will, when the Supremes say so, and takes the power away from the Sheriff to say, "NO." Just go down, buy the weapon and say to the Sheriff's Dept, " GIVE ME MY PERMIT TO Carry." Then strap that holster on Dodge City Style. " Then LOOK OUT ScumBags!!!!!!!

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  • CD BrooksApril 06, 2014 - 9:25 am

    Mr. Smith, it's not the law abiding folk I'm concerned about. I must admit I'm on the fence with this issue and I have stated previously my biggest concern is road rage. In those cases, the most law biding citizens will become innocent victims caught completely unaware by some angry nut. My other fear is kids will toting canons around freely. My biggest hope would be less crime as everyone thinks the other is packing. How are we that choose to be non-gun-owning citizens supposed to deal with this? I would probably consider leaving California and avoiding any state that approves this legislation.

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  • LilApril 06, 2014 - 9:23 am

    It was a hot time in Fairfield last night. Besides this, they have reported shots fired on New Bedford, Norwalk, Dynasty Drive, and Fiesta Court. These are in addition to the gunfight that broke out on N Texas and the log only goes until midnight. I was awake about 1 am and I heard several gunshots in my neighborhood.

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  • #nomoreghettoApril 06, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    I was walking through my neighborhood on E Tabor Ave (surprising huh?) one morning and passed by a man clearly carrying a pistol in his hand. Luckily he didn't shoot me. Luckily three cop cars quickly chased after him shortly after he turned on Sunset Ave. Unluckily we still have tons of these scumbags running around in our community. You know who you are. #onlyinsolano

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  • Mr. SmithApril 06, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    One wonders why are these sewer rats and their dozens of homies here? What is it about Fairfield that has attracted this type of vermin and allowed it to flourish? How did we become a clone to Oakland, Richmond and Vallejo? Most importantly--what do we do about it (other than move to a more civilized town that is not crawling with gun-toting, drug-dealing scumbags)? Hands, please. Anyone?

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  • CD BrooksApril 06, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    Mr. Smith, we are taking them on back-to-back on this one! I have said it a hundred times and I'm convinced there is only one remedy. Enforcement. It has been lacking so long nobody has resect for the law. Look around, it is painfully obvious and now look what we have been forced to live with, terrorists on our streets here in America? We should not have to endure this!

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  • JazzAzzApril 06, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    And CD, although there is one poster in here that has tried to make this out to be a racial thing, IMO it is not. Most if not many of us want to see these vermin wiped out whether they are scum of a white, black, yellow, brown, purple or pink variety. Trash is trash of any ethnicity. I'd want the FDP to take head shots no matter the race or color. These criminals are just scum, and they need to be dealt with, either by the legitimate justice system, or as Malcolm X once said, "By any means necessary!!!!"

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