Wounded older brother, 27, of Sacramento shooting suspect is also arrested after 250 bullets were sprayed into crowd, killing six, following fight: Charged with possession of a machine gun
- Smiley Martin, 27, was arrested on Tuesday for the shooting in Sacramento; he remains in the hospital
- Smiley is the older brother of Dandrae Martin, 26, who was arrested yesterday, on weapons charges
- The pair are accused of opening fire in the early hours of Sunday in downtown Sacramento but they are not thought to be the only shooters
- Smiley is being held on charges included possession of a machine gun
- The first shots were heard seconds after a mass brawl broke out on 10th Street and K Street at 2am
- Witnesses described seeing men firing weapons from cars and others running away with guns in their hands
- Neither of the brothers has been charged with murder or manslaughter – both are being held on gun possession charges
- Dandrae’s criminal record includes charges for domestic violence, aggravated assault, criminal damage and marijuana violations
Dandrae Martin, 26, was arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Jail on Monday for charges of assault with a deadly weapon and illegal firearm possession, police confirmed. His older brother, who has not yet been pictured, has now also been arrested
The wounded older brother of the Sacramento shooting suspect has now also been arrested in connection with the violent spree that killed six people on Sunday night.
Smiley Martin, 27, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning while still recovering in the hospital where he has been since the incident.
He is charged with possession of a machine gun.
He is the older brother of Dandrae Martin, 26, who was taken into custody yesterday.
The pair are not thought to have been the only ones involved in the violence but police are yet to arrest anyone else.
On Sunday, shots rang out on the cross-section of 10th Street and K Street in Sacramento as bars and nightclubs let out. Witnesses reported a mass brawl involving multiple men.
They told police they saw men shooting from vehicles and fleeing on foot with guns in their hands.
Six innocent people were killed; homeless woman Melinda Davis, 57, Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 31, Johntaya Alexander, 21, Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21, and cousins Sergio Harris, 38, and Devazia Turner, 29.
Turner’s mother Penelope Scott told The Associated Press yesterday: ‘My son was walking down the street and somebody started shooting, and he got shot. Why is that to happen? I feel like I’ve got a hole in my heart.’
It’s unclear if any of them had any connection to the fight, or if they were caught in the crossfire.
Melinda Davis, 57, was sleeping rough in the center of the Californian state capital, and was among those who died in Sunday’s shooting in downtown Sacramento
Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32, and Johntaya “Jojo” Alexander
Sergio Harris, left, and DeVazia Turner, right, have been named as two of the six people killed during a mass shooting outside a Sacramento bar in the early hours of Sunday
The shooting broke out at 2.01am in downtown Sacramento after a brawl broke out on 10th Street
Witness video showed rapid gunfire of at least 76 shots ringing out over the course of 54 seconds as people screamed and ran for cover
Dandrae was taken to the Sacramento County Jail last night. He is due to make his first court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.
Smiley was injured in the shooting and remains in the hospital under police supervision.
Dandrae’s criminal record includes charges for corporal injury on a spouse.
He is also being held on an outstanding warrant from the the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, according to inmate records obtained by DailyMail.com.
In a statement on Tuesday morning, Sacramento Police said: ‘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.’
Police are still asking for photos and videos from the public. Since Sunday, officers say they have received more than 170 pieces of evidence.
In a statement yesterday, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said she believes more people will be taken into custody. She emphasized the fact that Dandrae had not been charged with murder or manslaughter.
‘This individual has not been arrested for any homicide related to this incident. The investigation is highly complex involving many witnesses, videos of numerous types and significant physical evidence. This is an ongoing investigation and we anticipate more arrests in this case,’ she said.