Third suspect arrested in Sacramento shooting

April 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Northern California said Tuesday that they have captured a third suspect in a mass shooting attack in Sacramento that killed a half-dozen people this week.

The 31-year-old suspect was taken into custody for being a "prohibited person in possession of a firearm" after they were seen carrying a gun in the aftermath of the shooting.


Police said they do not believe the gun was fired during the incident.

The shooting occurred early Sunday in a bar district of the city as the taverns were closing. Police said six people were killed and several others were injured.

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Investigators said they were searching for multiple suspects. One was arrested on Monday. The second was detained Tuesday at a Sacramento-area hospital.

Officials said the second suspect, Smiley Martin, who was actually one of the 12 people injured in the shooting, is now under police guard at the hospital. Police said he's the older brother of the first suspect -- 26-year-old Dandrae Martin.

Police mark shell casings that came from a handgun used in a mass shooting attack in downtown Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday. Photo by Peter Da Silva/EPA-EFE

Smiley Martin, 27, faces charges of possessing a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun.

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"Smiley Martin was located at the scene with serious injuries from gunfire and was transported to an area hospital for treatment," the Sacramento Police Department said in a statement.

"Martin was quickly identified as a person of interest and has remained under the supervision of an officer at the hospital while his treatment continues."

Dandrae Martin faces assault and illegal firearm charges.

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Police said they have recovered more than 170 video and photo files through the community evidence portal, but are still asking for any additional witnesses to come forward. They noted that a stolen handgun used in the attack had been converted to a weapon capable of automatic fire.

Investigators are still piecing together what led to the shooting, which happened over a large area. It wasn't immediately clear on Tuesday whether officers believe there are still more suspects.

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