Suspects in fatal April 19 shooting enter pleas
Jason Thompson, left, and Malik Howse were arrested Friday night in connection with a fatal shooting last weekend. Jason Thompson, 21, of Fairfield, was jailed on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with the April 19 shooting death of Gustavo Banda, 27, of Fairfield, and the wounding of a 15-year-old boy who was also shot, police said. Malik Howse, 20, of Fairfield, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime and for alleged possession of a stolen firearm.
FAIRFIELD — Two suspects in the April 19 shooting death of Gustavo Banda, 27, of Fairfield, and the wounding of a 15-year-old outside a Travion Court apartment made brief court appearances Monday.
Jason Thompson, 21, of Fairfield, pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges and Malik Howse, 20, of Fairfield, pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact to a homicide.
Both men were ordered to return to court July 15 for scheduling a probable cause hearing.
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