Sacramento Shooting Suspect Arrested, Was on Facebook with Gun Before Deadly Incident

Smiley Martin, 27, was arrested on Tuesday (April 5) as the second suspect in connection with the mass shooting that killed six people in Sacramento. Martin, whose brother Dandrae was the first to be arrested, was taken to the hospital after he suffered serious injuries from the gunfire in California’s capital on Sunday.

Twelve people were also wounded during the shooting, which took place around 2 am when patrons were filling the streets as bars were closing. The names of the six victims were revealed to be Johntaya Alexander, 21; Melinda Davis, 57; Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21; Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; and De’vazia Turner, 29.

After his release from the hospital, Smiley Martin will be booked for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun. Hours before the shooting, Smiley took to Facebook Live, where he was seen brandishing a handgun, which police are now trying to conclude was used in the incident. Screenshots of the video have made their way online.

Investigators believe the Martin brother used stolen guns in the shooting, and they are trying to determine how they obtained the guns. They are also investigating whether the shooting was connected with a street fight that broke out just before gunfire erupted. More than 100 videos and photos of evidence were submitted by witnesses after Police Chief Kathy Lester pleaded with the public for help.

Dandrae Martin is currently being held without bail, and he appeared in court on Tuesday (April 5) to confirm his name to the Superior Court Commission. His next court date is April 26.

Source: KTVU

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