Prosecutor: Suspect in Fairfield shooting to face federal charges

By From page A8 | August 27, 2014

Markell Davis

Markell Davis

FAIRFIELD — The last time Markell Davis encountered U.S. Marshals was in June in a Walmart parking lot, where they shot him before arresting him because he was a fugitive.

Davis was in court briefly Monday to learn that he will meet U.S. Marshals again soon because state officials are suspending their prosecution of the ex-con since federal prosecutors have opted to launch their own case against Davis.

Deputy District Attorney Matt Olsen shared the news about the federal prosecution before telling Judge Peter B. Foor that his office was dropping attempted murder, assault and drug charges against Davis.

Federal authorities have yet to get an indictment for Davis, who will remain jailed locally on felony probation violation.

At the time Davis, 27, was apprehended, he had been on the lam with an outstanding warrant for his suspected role in a Feb. 17 shooting on Clay Bank Road in which Davis was shot and a cousin and an innocent bystander were wounded.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • SKAugust 26, 2014 - 6:49 am

    Cool, since he'll actually get meted out justice at the FEDERAL LEVEL. Had he done anything of a Capital nature, at the FEDERAL LEVEL, they are serious about their death sentences unlike Calif.

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  • cbAugust 26, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    There is no federal death penalty.

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  • nonchalantAugust 26, 2014 - 7:19 am

    Leave him alone its real criminal minds out there still taking kids and raping girls on the bike trail and the same onez doing drive bys

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  • JazzAzzAugust 26, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Leave him alone???? Are you also of the same PondScum variety that likes to go around having shootouts on public streets, breaking the law, being a fugitive??? If so, IMO, you don't deserve Federal prosecution. You deserve being taken out into a field and shot in the back of your skull. If not CLARIFY YOUR STATEMENT!!!!!!

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  • nonchalantAugust 26, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    I dont mean he didn't do nothing wrong but y death he didn't shoot or kill nobody but he got shot.its just that everyone gets a fair argument.its way worse scum of the earth men walking around Fairfield .get them pervs .shoot them in the back you being too critical homie

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  • OutragedAugust 26, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    Didn't shoot anyone??? He shot my friend who was innocently driving down the street. She had nothing to do with this. Now her life is ruined, and they drop the charges????.

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  • JazzAzzAugust 27, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Forget any trial. GET A ROPE!!!!!!!

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  • nonchalantAugust 27, 2014 - 8:22 am

    It was two cars shooting you don't know who did what.we just know who was caught.but like I said karma is the winner .And people need to do right by their kids and respect life then stuff like this wouldn't happen.

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  • JazzAzzAugust 27, 2014 - 8:25 am

    Put them UNDER, not IN the jail the FREAKIN law breakers, ScumBags. Best yet, GET A ROPE!!!!!!

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  • OutragedAugust 27, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    Nonchalant, get your facts right. Maybe if you understood the case, you wouldn't say the things you do. It STARTED out as 2 cars shooting at each other. BROAD DAYLIGHT. 5 o'clock in the afternoon on a busy street. One car got away and this Markell , wrecked his car into a house, and jumped out and opened fire MULTIPLE times on a car that was not involved. Wounding my friend, who had nothing to do with anything.

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  • OutragedAugust 27, 2014 - 2:45 pm


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  • nonchalantAugust 27, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    I know enough now lol snitch im sure he will pay for what he did bit like I said it is worse scum in Fairfield to deal with....you mad or nahh

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  • nonchalantAugust 26, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    And people have to start doing right by their kids stop making babies and not taking care of them.that karma will and maybe have caught up to him.he will have time to learn he need to do what is right.dont brag about what you have then you dont give to your kids tho...but death penalty is not cool for this case.send the rapist and the bike trail grabber to death with out trial GOD BLESS AMERICA

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  • JimboAugust 26, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    SK, the Federal government executed only 37 people since 1927.

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  • General Fadi BasemAugust 26, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    No the death penalty is not on the table for this Son of Obama. What is on the table is a speedy trial and a sentencing and an incarceration date which would be about 24 months ahead of any rationally predicted trial date in most Soulano County courtrooms. The defendant has the right to a speedy trial--why is it that the People of the State are denied that right?

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  • Lavish DAugust 26, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    Hey free him faaaast fnck the Feds

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  • General Fadi BasemAugust 26, 2014 - 5:03 pm

    Another son or daughter of Obama heard from.

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  • HuckleberryAugust 26, 2014 - 4:28 pm

    Society has a problem with young black males. While Governor Brown and Barack Obama throw billions at illegals for school, college, drivers license and attorneys, we are doing nothing to help. They are being raised without benefit of positive male role models. In most cases, no father in the home. They are not being raised to respect authority and it is getting them killed. I have an idea Governor Brown, why not spend just a little bit of tax dollars on our citizens instead of brown nosing the Mexican president.

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  • CD BrooksAugust 27, 2014 - 5:58 am

    Huckleberry, society does not have a problem with young black males. Society has a problem with young adult black males that have chosen to take a destructive path for whatever reason they did so.

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  • Waste of human lifeAugust 26, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    I'm not gonna miss this violent thug! Lock his ass up and forget about him!

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  • rahAugust 26, 2014 - 8:45 pm

    I sure hope everyone happy what if it was your brother or son.

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  • SteveAugust 26, 2014 - 9:16 pm

    My brother or son would not be in his predicament. If they were, heaven help them.

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  • Young pookAugust 27, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Free my cousin fast!

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