Rally to march against gun violence after downtown shooting

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Dozens march against gun violence one week after downtown Sacramento shooting

One week after a shooting left six people dead and injured 12 others in downtown Sacramento, people marched in memory of those who were impacted by the gun violence.Berry Accius, founder of Voice of the Youth, organized the event. He and city leaders, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela, spoke about the need to end gun violence.People met at 7th and K Streets and wore shirts that stated, “Sacramento strong.” They held a moment of silence before walking to 10th and K streets. The group paused in front of a memorial that has been set up with flowers and candles in memory of the people killed last weekend. Then, the march continued, ending at the west steps of the state Capitol. “This is my city, and I care,” said Francine Mata, one of the dozens who took part in the march. “We are Sacramento, and we need to start taking action.” The coroner’s office in Sacramento County identified the three men and three women who were killed as: Johntaya Alexander, 21Melinda Davis, 57Sergio Harris, 38Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32Yamile Martinez-Andrade , 21DeVazia Turner, 29 | Video Below | Vigil held for those killed in shootingSacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said the shooting happened after a large fight broke out. At least five shooters fired guns during the shooting. Nearby buildings were hit by gunfire and a stolen handgun was recovered at the scene, Lester said. Brothers with criminal history were arrested in the days following the shootingPolice first arrested 26-year-old Dandrae Martin on charges that include assault with a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He made a brief court appearance on Tuesday. KCRA 3 Investigates learned Dandrae has had previous run-ins with the law. He has been wanted in Riverside County since 2015. Jail records show he has an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. We also learned Dandrae spent time in an Arizona prison. He was released in 2020 after serving just over a year-and-a-half for violating probation in separate felony convictions for an attempt to commit aggravated assault in 2016, and a conviction on a marijuana charge in 2018. | Related | What access to firearms do you have if on a prohibited persons list? The second suspect was identified as his brother, 27-year-old Smiley Martin, who was taken into custody Tuesday on charges that include possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun. Smiley had posted a live Facebook video of himself brandishing a handgun hours before gunfire erupted, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Authorities are trying to determine whether the weapon seen in the video posted on Smiley’s account was used in the shooting.Martin has had run-ins with the law in Sacramento County since at least 2013.Most recently, Smiley was serving a 10-year prison sentence after a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend. He served about half of that sentence before being released on probation in February. | Read More | Why did one of the Sacramento shooters only serve half of 10-year sentence? Related coverage: Sacramento shooting: Police say 6 adults killed, 12 others shot downtownWhat we know about the 6 people killed in downtown Sacramento mass shootingCA leaders call for investments in crime prevention, social safety net following Sacramento mass shooting District attorney’s office to offer support services for those impacted by Sacramento shooting ‘It’s very concerning’: Sacramento police, ATF tackle growing trend of illegally-modified firearms ‘She just wanted to smile’: Photographer recalls meeting Melinda Davis before deadly Sacramento shooting

One week after a shooting left six people dead and injured 12 others in downtown Sacramento, people marched in memory of those who were impacted by the gun violence.

Berry Accius, founder of Voice of the Youth, organized the event. He and city leaders, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela, spoke about the need to end gun violence.

People met at 7th and K Streets and wore shirts that stated, “Sacramento strong.” They held a moment of silence before walking to 10th and K streets.

The group paused in front of a memorial that has been set up with flowers and candles in memory of the people killed last weekend.

Then, the march continued, ending at the west steps of the state Capitol.

“This is my city, and I care,” said Francine Mata, one of the dozens who took part in the march. “We are Sacramento, and we need to start taking action.”

The coroner’s office in Sacramento County identified the three men and three women who were killed as:

| Video Below | Vigil held for those killed in shooting

Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said the shooting happened after a large fight broke out. At least five shooters fired guns during the shooting. Nearby buildings were hit by gunfire and a stolen handgun was recovered at the scene, Lester said.

Brothers with criminal history were arrested in the days following the shooting

Police first arrested 26-year-old Dandrae Martin on charges that include assault with a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He made a brief court appearance on Tuesday.

KCRA 3 Investigates learned Dandrae has had previous run-ins with the law. He has been wanted in Riverside County since 2015. Jail records show he has an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. We also learned Dandrae spent time in an Arizona prison. He was released in 2020 after serving just over a year-and-a-half for violating probation in separate felony convictions for an attempt to commit aggravated assault in 2016, and a conviction on a marijuana charge in 2018.

| Related | What access to firearms do you have if on a prohibited persons list?

The second suspect was identified as his brother, 27-year-old Smiley Martin, who was taken into custody Tuesday on charges that include possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun. Smiley had posted a live Facebook video of himself brandishing a handgun hours before gunfire erupted, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Authorities are trying to determine whether the weapon seen in the video posted on Smiley’s account was used in the shooting.

Martin has had run-ins with the law in Sacramento County since at least 2013.

Most recently, Smiley was serving a 10-year prison sentence after a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend. He served about half of that sentence before being released on probation in February.

| Read More | Why did one of the Sacramento shooters only serve half of 10-year sentence?

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