Sacramento K Street shooting suspect Mtula Payton arrested in Las Vegas

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A suspected gunman wanted for multiple murders in connection with the April shooting on K Street in downtown Sacramento that left 6 dead and 12 injured, has been arrested. Mtula Tashamby Payton was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, Sacramento police said. Detectives had learned that Payton lived in an apartment complex in the city and worked with Las Vegas police for weeks to find out where. He was arrested at a residence on the 1300 block of East Hacienda Avenue by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and an FBI Criminal Arrest Team, police said. | RELATED | What we now know about the downtown Sacramento shooting that left 6 dead Once booked into a Nevada facility, he will be taken to Sacramento and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. connection to the April 3 shooting, which police say was gang-related. Payton was wanted on three murder charges, as well as firearms charges related to being a felon in possession of a handgun and also has previous felony convictions, the county prosecutor said. of Sacramento, Anne Marie Schubert, at a press conference on May 3. Payton also has improvements to his charges for committing crimes while out on bail. Separate from the shooting, Schubert revealed that Payton was also charged with three counts of EDD fraud related to the pandemic aid. Schubert also said the Dandrae brothers and Smiley Martin were also arrested on similar charges related to the shooting deaths of three women who were bystanders. Related | 3 charged with murder in Sacramento shooting that killed 6, injured 12 The three women have been identified as Melinda Davis, 57, Yamile Martinez, 21, and Johntaya Alexander, 21. Three other men were killed in the shooting, but they are not considered victims due to a California law that holds all participants in a shooting responsible for the death of any bystander, Schubert said. Those three men were DeVazia Turner, 29, Sergio Harris, 38, and Joshua Hoye-Luchessi, 32. Documents filed by the prosecutor’s office also detail the seconds before and after the shooting, and they also revealed the alleged gang affiliations of the three men killed, as well as the Martin and Payton brothers. Related Video Below | Timeline details released for the fatal Sacramento Payton shooting identified one of the suspected gunmen on April 12.

A suspected gunman wanted for multiple murders in connection with the April shooting on K Street in downtown Sacramento that left 6 dead and 12 injured, has been arrested.

Mtula Tashamby Payton was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, Sacramento police said. Detectives had learned that Payton lived in an apartment complex in the city and worked with Las Vegas police for weeks to find out where.

He was arrested at a residence on the 1300 block of East Hacienda Avenue by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and an FBI Criminal Arrest Team, police said.

| RELATED | What we now know about the downtown Sacramento shooting that left 6 dead

Once booked into a Nevada facility, he will be taken to Sacramento and incarcerated at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Authorities had announced a cash reward for information that could lead to Payton’s arrest in connection with the April 3 shooting, which police say was gang-related.

Payton was wanted on three murder charges, as well as firearms charges related to being a felon in possession of a handgun and also has previous felony convictions, the county prosecutor said. of Sacramento, Anne Marie Schubert, at a press conference on May 3. Payton also has improvements to his charges for committing crimes while out on bail.

Separate from the shooting, Schubert revealed that Payton was also charged with three counts of EDD fraud related to the pandemic aid.

Schubert also said brothers Dandrae and Smiley Martin were also arrested on similar charges relating to the shooting deaths of three women who were bystanders.

Related | 3 charged with murder in Sacramento shooting that left 6 dead and 12 injured

These three women have been identified as Melinda Davis, 57, Yamile Martinez, 21, and Johntaya Alexander, 21.

Three other men were killed in the shooting, but they are not considered victims due to a California law that holds all participants in a shooting responsible for the death of any bystander, Schubert said. Those three men were DeVazia Turner, 29, Sergio Harris, 38, and Joshua Hoye-Luchessi, 32.

Documents filed by the district attorney’s office also detail the seconds before and after the shooting, and they also revealed the alleged gang affiliations of the three men killed, as well as the Martin and Payton brothers.

Related Video Below | Timeline details released for fatal Sacramento shooting

Payton was identified as one of the suspected gunmen on April 12.

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