California – The Sacramento Police Department (California) reported Tuesday that a third arrest has been made as part of the investigation into the shooting that left 6 dead and 12 injured last Sunday, although it indicated that for now the new suspect is not He is charged with crimes directly related to the multiple homicide.
“In the course of investigating the multiple homicides on April 3, detectives identified a man who was seen carrying a firearm immediately after the shooting,” police said in a statement.
He indicated that in following up on this information, “detectives recovered a handgun and arrested Daviyonne Dawson, 31, on Monday night on charges of violating a ban on possessing a firearm.”RELATED
“At this time, Dawson is not charged with crimes directly related to the shooting. Based on the type of gun that was recovered, detectives do not believe that gun was used in the shooting. Detectives continue to investigate this crime and identify additional suspects.”
Earlier this Tuesday, the Sacramento Police had reported the arrest of a second suspect involved in the shooting, and specified that he awaits his recovery in a hospital to refer him to the jail in that city.
The man was identified as Smiley Martin, 27, and brother of Dandrae Martin, 26, and the first arrested for the same events.
Smiley Martin “was located at the scene of the shooting with serious gunshot wounds and taken to an area hospital for treatment,” police said in a statement.
The suspect “was quickly identified as a person of interest and has remained under the supervision of an officer at the hospital while his treatment continues,” the text said.
He added that once he is “fit for incarceration, he will be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for violating a ban on owning a firearm and for possession of a machine gun.”
His brother was arrested Monday and booked into the Sacramento Main Jail for assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm despite being prohibited from doing so.
The fatalities were identified as Johntaya Alexander, 21; Melinda Davis, 57; Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; Devazia Turner, 29, and Yamile Martínez-Andrade, 21, of Hispanic origin, who was a resident of Selma, a city in Fresno County.
Detectives have also located hundreds of pieces of evidence at the scene of the shooting, including more than 100 shell casings and a stolen handgun that was converted to a fully automatic weapon.
The Police maintained that as the evidence is analyzed, new charges could be applied to the detainees.
The first investigations indicate that the shooting occurred after a fight that involved a crowd of people that occurred early Sunday morning very close to the Sacramento Capitol (headquarters of the Californian Executive).
According to investigators, an unidentified person drove up to the scene, got out of a vehicle and fired repeatedly into the crowd.