Sacramento Shooting Suspect Released on $500K Bail, 2 Others in Custody

A third person arrested in connection with the early Sunday morning shooting in Sacramento, California, that killed six and injured at least a dozen has been released on bail after he was charged with illegal firearm possession.

Two men, brothers Dandrae, 26, and Smiley Martin, 27, were arrested earlier this week on firearm possession charges. A third man, 31-year-old Daviyonne Dawson, was arrested late Monday and has been released on $500,000 bail, according to The Sacramento Bee. Police said they are continuing to search for the person or persons responsible for the shooting.

None of the three men has been charged with any crimes directly related to the shooting, which has made national headlines and drawn messages of condolence and condemnation from local and state officials like Governor Gavin Newsom, as well as President Joe Biden. Both condemned the gun violence that is occurring throughout the country, with Newsom calling it a "scourge" in America. Newsom and Biden also called for reform of the nation's gun laws.

Police said that the gun recovered when Dawson was arrested likely was not used in Sunday's shooting, in which over 100 shots were fired, striking several buildings and vehicles in the area, the Bee reported.

The Bee also reported that Dawson has previous felony cases, from 2012, 2014 and 2015, and has been charged with being "engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity and did willfully promote, further and assist in felony criminal conduct by said gang members."

Sacramento Shooting Police Suspect Arrest
A third person arrested in connection with Sunday's mass shooting in Sacramento, California, was released on bail. Above, police officers at the shooting scene on the corner of 10th and L streets on Sunday. David Odisho/Getty Images

Smiley Martin also has prior felony convictions. Last year, the Sacramento County district attorney's office requested that he not be released early after serving part of a 10-year sentence for domestic violence and assault, the Bee reported.

He was seen on a Facebook Live video hours before the shooting with a gun, according to the Bee. Other videos that circulated on social media in the hours following the shooting showed several people involved in fights outside as bars and nightclubs closed at 2 a.m. Several gunshots can be heard in some of the videos.

Police said over 170 photos and videos have been submitted by the community. They have encouraged people with similar evidence or information to continue to come forward.

Earlier this week, the county coroner's office released the names of the victims who were killed. They are Johntaya Alexander, 21; Melinda Davis, 57; Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21; and Devazia Turner, 29.

Police said in a statement earlier this week that the 12 people injured in the shooting were in conditions ranging from minor to critical but stable. Martin was put into police custody while being treated for an injury at a hospital.

The investigation into who fired the more than 100 shots is ongoing, and police said more charges will be filed once they have a "complete understanding of the incident."

Update 04/06/22, 11:55 a.m. ET: This story has been updated with additional information and background.