Older brother of Sacramento massacre suspect arrested after shooting left 6 dead and 12 injured

A second man has been arrested in connection to the deadly shooting that took place in Sacramento, California early Sunday morning (Picture: AP)

A second man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the deadly mass shooting that left six people dead and 12 others injured in a popular nightlife section of downtown Sacramento on Sunday.

Smiley Martin, 27, was arrested Monday, shortly after his 26-year-old brother Dandrae Martin was taken into custody.

Smiley was ‘located at the scene with serious injuries from gunfire,’ the Sacramento Police Department said in a statement. He was taken to an area hospital and ‘quickly identified as a person of interest.’

The elder brother will be held under police supervision at the hospital until he recovers from his injuries, which authorities say are ‘serious.’

He will be booked for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun once his care is complete.

Two men, who are brothers, have been arrested in connection to the deadly shooting (Picture: Getty Images)

The first suspect, Dandrae, was booked for assault with a firearm and for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Neither of the brothers has been charged with murder or manslaughter, and it’s unclear whether authorities believe the two brothers were the shooters.

City officials and police have said they believe there was more than one shooter involved. No other arrests stemming from the incident have been made.

Three men and three women were Ki**ed in the crossfire that broke out early Sunday morning following a large fight in the city’s popular downtown district. The shooting took place as locals and visitors left bars and nightclubs around 2 am.

The Sacramento County coroner’s office has identified the three men and women who were Ki**ed in the massacre as: Johntaya Alexander, 21; Melinda Davis, 57; Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21; Davazia Turner, 29.

Over 100 bullet cases have been recovered from the downtown area since the shooting, police said.

At least three buildings and three cars were damaged by stray gunfire.

‘We know that there were a lot of shots fired that night, hence the complexity of the investigation,’ Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said on Monday.

The Sacramento District Attorney’s office continues to investigate evidence to determine appropriate charges, they said in a statement. As of Tuesday, over 170 videos and photos from the community have been submitted to their office as evidence.


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