SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Newly filed court documents provide a detailed account for the first time of how a shooting involving an unspecified gang dispute unfolded in downtown Sacramento earlier this month, killing 6 and injuring a dozen.
Documents filed Friday by Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s office also named other people involved in the shooting beyond the three of at least five suspects identified by police, The Sacramento Bee.
Three are among the six dead, although it is unclear whether all fired weapons. Two of the suspects – the Smiley brothers and Dandrae Martin – were injured and are either hospitalized or in jail. A third suspect, Mtula Payton, 27, remains at large.
In a social media clip posted hours before the shooting, the Martin brothers are seen posing with Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32, and two handguns and a rifle. In the video, Hoye-Lucchesi and Smiley Martin, 27, talk about going downtown while armed to hang out outside nightclubs and “bragging about shooting members of rival gangs,” according to the 13-page document.
In the video, Hoye-Lucchesi and Smiley Martin declare allegiance to the Garden Blocc Crips.
Later, surveillance footage from downtown Sacramento on April 3 at 1:57 a.m. shows a person next to Martin pointing in the direction of Payton and Devazia Turner, 29, according to the document. Authorities say the two are members of a rival gang, G-Mobb.
Seconds later, Payton and Turner begin to approach the corner where brothers Martin and Hoye-Lucchesi are standing, according to court documents. Payton and Turner are joined by Sergio Harris, identified in documents as a member of the allied Del Paso Heights Blood gang.
Shortly after 2 a.m., Smiley Martin is seen exchanging gunfire with Devazia Turner, according to the document.
Hoye-Lucchesi, Turner and Harris were killed, along with 21-year-old Johntaya Alexander; Melinda Davis, 57; Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21 years old.
Assistant District Attorney Brad Ng filed the paperwork to ensure that Smiley Martin, who is hospitalized, is not released on bail once he is incarcerated in the main Sacramento County Jail, the court reported. bee. Authorities plan to charge him with being a felon in possession of a handgun and carrying a machine gun that night.
Martin allegedly fired 28 rounds from a Glock 19 handgun and others returned fire until more than 100 shell casings littered the streets, according to court documents.
Dandre Martin, 26, is in jail on weapons charges but has not been charged with homicide.
The Associated Press