Sacramento police arrest suspect linked to mass shooting that killed 6 people

Sacramento police on Monday announced an arrest related to the shooting that killed six people and injured a dozen others in the heart of the Californian capital as multiple shooters fired more than 100 shots and people ran to save their life.

Police said they booked Dandre Martin, 26, as a “related suspect” for assault and unlawful firearms. Detectives and SWAT team members found a handgun during searches of three homes in the area.

The arrest came as the six slain victims were identified. The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Sunday as bars closed and patrons filled the streets near the state Capitol.

The Sacramento County coroner identified the three women killed as 21-year-old Johntaya Alexander; Melinda Davis, 57; and Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21. The three men killed were Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; and Devazia Turner, 29.

The flurry of rapid fire from at least two shooters had people running in terror. Twelve were injured in the neighborhood a few blocks from the Golden One Arena, where the NBA’s Sacramento Kings held a minute’s silence before their game on Sunday night.

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