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DA: 3 of 6 dead in Sacramento shooting were in gang dispute


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Court documents recently filed in the downtown Sacramento shooting that killed six people and injured a dozen others reveal that three of the dead had been involved in the gang dispute that led to the mass shooting, with at least one of them firing a gun.

Documents filed Friday by Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s office show the three deceased gang-affiliated men were Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32, Devazia Turner, 29, and Sergio Harris, 38, a reported Saturday The Sacramento Bee.

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Turner fired one gun, but it was unclear if all three guns fired. Police said there were at least five suspects in the April 3 shooting.

A message left for one of the victims of a recent mass shooting sits among flowers and candles at a memorial in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, April 9, 2022.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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.

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In a social media clip posted hours before the shooting, the Martin brothers are seen posing with Hoye-Lucchesi 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 a 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 Smiley Martin pointing at Payton and Turner, the documents say. Authorities say the two are members of a rival gang, G-Mobb.

DA: 3 of 6 dead in Sacramento shooting were in gang dispute

Mourners visit a memorial to victims of a recent mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, April 8, 2022.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

DA: 3 of 6 dead in Sacramento shooting were in gang dispute

Photo taken on April 3, 2022 shows the site of a shooting in Sacramento, California, United States. Six people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a shooting in downtown Sacramento.
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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 Bloods gang.

Shortly after 2 a.m., Smiley Martin is seen exchanging gunfire with Devazia Turner, according to the documents.

Hoye-Lucchesi, Turner and Harris were killed, along with 21-year-old Johntaya Alexander; Melinda Davis, 57; and Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21.

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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.

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