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2 men charged in killing of Verizon store employee

EASTON, Pa. - Officials have announced homicide charges in the fatal shooting of a Verizon store employee in Northampton County in 2016.

District Attorney John Morganelli said Vaughn Felix, 27, and Gregory Lewis, 27, were charged with murder in the killing of Michael Davis, who was killed in front of his house on Eldridge Drive in Palmer Township after leaving his job at the Verizon store in Forks Township.

Morganelli said the pair wanted to abduct Davis and take him back to the store to commit more robberies.

"They were sophisticated enough to observe the stores, check them out, the kind of security they may have, not have," said Assistant District Attorney Patricia Mulqueen.

Police said they had their eyes on both men for a while, using cell phone tracking technology to place them at the scene of several crimes.

A neighbor told 69 News shortly after Davis died that he had seen the suspects lurking in the neighborhood.

"I was watching football, happened to look out and see two guys dressed in black go behind the house here," he said.

Felix and Lewis were also charged in the abduction of another Verizon store employee a day after Davis was killed.

Officials said that man was forced into his own car and assaulted, but he was able to escape and knock on a neighbor's door.

Authorities said they do not plan on charging anyone else in the homicide.

Felix and Lewis remain in Northampton County Prison.

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