Police arrested on Saturday the fourth suspect in the shooting spree last month in the city center of Sacramento, California, that resulted in the deaths of six and 12 wounded, according to Sacramento police chief Katherine Lester.
With the assistance from Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the FBI officers, they were able to locate and arrest Mtula Payton, who was believed to be one of the suspects accountable in the K Street shooting on April 3. The warrant to detain Payton is the result of “multiple counts of murder related to the K Street shooting,” police claimed.
It’s unclear if Payton has an attorney at present.
The shooting took place approximately 2 a.m. in a bustling downtown area, just a few blocks from the California State Capitol, Sacramento City Hall and the Golden 1 Center, where the city’s NBA team plays. play.
The six victims who were killed in the Sacramento mass shooting have been identified as being police who arrest an individual suspect
The police found over 100 shell casings, as well as an unidentified handgun which was allegedly modified to automatically fire. Chief Lester claimed that there were multiple shooters involved and that a major battle preceded the gunfire. Six of the victims were aged between 21 , to 57,.
At least three structures as well as three vehicles were struck by bullets, according to police at the time.
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Following the issue of Payton’s most recent summons to arrest on May 3rd, Sacramento police detectives were capable of determining Payton was in Las Vegas and worked with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to find him, police claimed.
Payton is scheduled to be booked at a facility located in Nevada prior to being moved to Nevada and booked in the Sacramento County Main Jail, police stated.
Police have already detained Brothers Dandrae Martin as well as Smiley Martin and Daviyonne Dawson in connection with the incident, according to authorities.
Deadly gunfire at the Sacramento club was reported one mile from the downtown mass shooting
Monday’s fatal downtown Sacramento shooting that has only killed one person was the latest in an array of multiple-victim shootings that the city has witnessed this year. Two of them occurred close to popular nightclubs close to downtown, including the shooting that took place on Monday morning outside of the Mix bar. Mix.
The city’s first mass shooting this year occurred in a church on February. 28 at which point David Mora, 39, killed and wounded 3 daughters of his, as well as a chaperone, and himself. A few weeks later, there was one of the most fatal incidents in Sacramento history. It happened when police claimed that a an altercation between gangs ended with a shootout between 10th and K streets, which resulted in 12 injured as well as six people dead. When five victims were killed on Monday morning on 16th and L streets, which is less than 1 mile from the shooting the councilwoman Katie Valenzuela was angry. Access unlimited digital content today for only $2 per month for two months. Take advantage of this offer “On a day when we’re meant to be celebrating our country, we find ourselves mourning another senseless act of gun violence on our streets,” Valenzuela stated in a statement posted on Twitter.
“, infuriating, and wholly unacceptable.” Valenzuela is a district representative for downtown, said she will work with the city’s staff and the local community for the purpose of helping “do everything possible” to reduce Sacramento gun violence.
The spate of shootings comes amid an increase in incidents of gun violence that has killed people over the past four years. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of deaths from guns in the city jumped by up to 58 percent from the year 2018 and in 2019. The surge in gun violence during the pandemic was accompanied by a spike in sales of guns, and a surge in weapons that were illegally acquired. It is believed that the Sacramento Police Department is seeking video evidence from the public of the Monday shooting.
SHOOTINGS OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUBS
As per Sacramento police chief Kathy Lester, Monday’s shooting occurred outside of the Mix nightclub on 16th and L streets, as the venue was closing. There have been several shootings at the outside of Sacramento-area bars as well as nightclubs in the last five years, with the most notable occurring in morning hours in morning, when clubs are closing.
Sacramento The city’s mayor Darrell Steinberg in April urged residents to visit downtown however, he also advised “don’t stay out till 2 in the morning.” While the disease was raging local leaders put in efforts to restore the nightlife of Sacramento. However, this initiative didn’t come with the right emphasis on keeping nightlife safe certain people believe. “The city planning created all this for income purposes,” Chris McGoey, a security consultant and expert in nightclub security spoke to The Sacramento Bee after April’s shooting. “And then they failed to adequately address the entertainment district security concerns.”