Police Arrest Second Suspect in Connection to Sacramento Mass Shooting

Police arrested a second suspect on Tuesday in connection to the mass shooting that took place early Sunday morning in downtown Sacramento as the bars emptied out.

27-year-old Smiley Martin was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun.

26-year-old Dandrae Martin (brother of Smiley Martin) was taken into custody on Monday as a “related suspect” and was charged with assault and illegal firearm possession, CNN reported.

Via the Sacramento Police Department:

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A second suspect has now been identified in this incident. 27-year-old Smiley Martin was located at the scene with serious injuries from gunfire and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Smiley Martin was quickly identified as a person of interest and has remained under the supervision of an officer at the hospital while his treatment continues. Based on information developed during this investigation, Smiley Martin was taken into custody by Sacramento Police Department detectives on April 5, 2022.

Once Smiley Martin’s medical care has been completed and he is determined to be fit for incarceration, he will be booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun.

Smiley Martin is the brother of Dandrae Martin.

Investigators continue to examine evidence, contact witnesses, and interview involved parties to gain a complete understanding of the incident. As these processes occur, different and/or additional charges may apply. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing all evidence to determine appropriate charges.

A brawl broke out as people exited the bars before shots were fired at 2 am Sunday morning.

Six people died and 12 others were injured in the massacre.

The six people who died were identified by the Sacramento Coroner’s Office:

  • Johntaya Alexander, 21
  • Melinda Davis, 57
  • Sergio Harris, 38
  • Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32
  • Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21
  • Devazia Turner, 29

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