After Pot Deal Goes Bad In Fairfield Two Arrested In Shooting
Two suspects, a Fairfield adolescent and a Sacramento man, were arrested March 18 in connection with a shooting on January 16 near Capistrano Court on the far southwestern fringe of Fairfield. The arrests came as a result of two separate searches of residences in Fairfield and in Sacramento, according to Fairfield Police.
The juvenile, who was not identified due to his underage status, was arrested after a search warrant was served by police officers at a residence on Northwood Court in Fairfield. Police also arrested Michael Behnamnia, 19, after searching his residence in the 700 block of Dixieanne Avenue in Sacramento.
It is alleged that this duo visited a house on Capistrano Court to purchase marijuana. Something went wrong soon after their arrival, and they pulled guns to rob the would-be seller, a juvenile. After taking items undisclosed by police, Behnamnia and his underage accomplice fled the crime scene. But not before the drug dealer armed himself and took potshots at the fleeing vehicle, the occupants of which returned fire in the quiet suburban subdivision. Police investigating the incident discovered two firearms in the Capistrano Court residence during their two month investigation.
The adolescent was lodged in Solano County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of assault with a firearm, robbery and criminal conspiracy. Behnamnia was booked into Solano County Jail on charges of assault with a firearm, robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and being armed committing a felony.
Fairfield Police did not disclose whether the underage resident of Capistrano, who had traded gunfire with Behnamnia and his accomplice, would be charged later or not.
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