SACRAMENTO — Officials announced another arrest following a mass shooting in Sacramento, saying the first suspect’s brother was also reportedly involved. Both suspects were charged with crimes in Arizona, records show.
Police identified the second suspect as 27-year-old Smiley Martin. He was found at the scene early Sunday morning with serious injuries, then taken to a hospital where he was identified as a person of interest.
Six people were killed and 12 others were injured during the shooting. It was the second mass shooting in five weeks in California's capital city.
In a statement on Tuesday police said, "Earlier this week, officers arrested Dandrae Martin, 26, and Smiley Martin, 27. Dandrae faces charges of assault with a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Smiley will be facing charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun."
According to Maricopa County court records, Smiley pleaded guilty to a marijuana charge in 2013, and in 2014, a warrant was issued for a probation violation. He was also named as a defendant in a case as a fugitive from justice, records show.
He was recently released from prison on probation in February, according to Martin's criminal records. Throughout his adult life, Martin has "displayed a pattern of criminal behavior," and has previously been convicted of felonies such as robbery and possession of a firearm, according to a letter, obtained by ABC News, that the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office sent to the state's parole board in 2021, requesting that Martin be denied early release.
A third person, 31-year-old Daviyonne Dawson, was also arrested in connection with the shooting.