COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police have arrested two suspects from an August robbery – which may be connected to other holdups in Columbus – that turned deadly when a man tried to intervene.
Zackeyis Davis, 22, faces a charge of aggravated murder, according to Delaware County Common Pleas Court records. Columbus police announced that 28-year-old Darius Wynn was also arrested and charged with murder.
In a criminal complaint document, a Columbus police detective identified him as one of two suspects in the Aug. 24 robbery at the AutoZone at 8338 Sancus Blvd. In his arraignment on Monday, a judge set his bond at $5 million.
When 43-year-old Alejandro Fajardo-Torres tried to intervene during the armed robbery inside the store, police said Davis shot him. Fajardo-Torres died eight minutes later. Davis attacked a second person there but did not shoot them, according to the Columbus Division of Police. That victim, an 18-year-old male employee, suffered blunt-force trauma and was taken to an area hospital.
CPD believed the incident was linked to a string of robberies, in which two suspects have reportedly targeted area auto parts retail stores.
CPD asked anyone with information on the robbery to call one of its detectives at (614) 645-4077, the Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730, or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).