A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a massacre outside a bar in downtown Sacramento that left six dead, including a father-of-three, and 12 injured.
Dandre Martin, 26, was arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Jail Monday for charges of assault with a deadly weapon and illegal firearm possession, police confirmed. He is named as a “related suspect” and ineligible for bail.
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. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday at 3pm.
Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told KCRA, a local news station, “Right now that’s really all we’re able to share about him.” Adding, ‘”s you know this is a complex investigation and we’re looking for multiple suspects and so we’re currently working to identify what his role was the night of the shooting.”
Riverside Superior Court records obtained by The Sacramento Bee also revealed that Martin was convicted in 2014 for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse.
News of Martin’s arrest comes just hours after the coroner confirmed Sunday morning’s shooting claimed the lives of three women – Johntaya Alexander, 21, Melinda Davis, 57, and Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21 – and three men – Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32, married father-of-three Sergio Harris, 38, and his cousin, Devazia Turner, 29.
Martinez-Andrade, who is described as someone who “brought light to the room,” was killed in front of her best friend, according to ABC 10.
Sergio Harris and DeVazia Turner were also killed in the shooting.
“They were cousins … Sergio and DeVazia were cousins,” Frank Turner, DeVazia’s father told news outlets.
The killings happened in the city’s lively entertainment district in the early hours of Sunday after a brawl broke out on 10th street outside a number of popular bars. Police said one gunman in a car opened fire into the crowd before fleeing. A second person fired a gun but authorities do not yet know if he was in the crowd or in the car. It is unknown if any other shooters were involved.
Witness video reveals at least 76 shots rang out over the course of 54 seconds as people screamed and ran for cover. However, DailyMail.com photos revealed more than 250 shots were fired, as evidenced by markers at the crime scene.
An 18-year-old woman, staying in a fourth floor room at the nearby Citizen Hotel, said she saw a man running while firing a gun, noting she could see flashes from the weapon in the darkness.