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Third arrest made in Sacramento shooting investigation

Sacramento Police Department Press Release

Third Arrest Made in K Street Shooting Investigation

In the course of investigating the multiple homicides of April 3, 2022, detectives identified a man who was seen carrying a gun in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. In following up on this information, detectives recovered a handgun and arrested 31-year-old Daviyonne Dawson late Monday on charges of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

At this time, Dawson is not charged with crimes directly related to the shootings. Based on the type of firearm recovered, detectives do not believe that this gun was used in the shooting.  Detectives are continuing to investigate this crime and identify additional suspects. 

Earlier this week, officers arrested Dandrae Martin, 26, and Smiley Martin, 27. Dandrae faces charges of assault with a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Smiley will be facing charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun.

We will continue to provide updates as further information is available.

Previous press releases regarding this incident can be found at the following links:

April 3, 2022: K Street Shooting Investigation

April 5, 2022: Second Arrest Made in K Street Shooting Investigation

Investigators continue to examine evidence, contact witnesses, and interview involved parties to gain a complete understanding of the incident. As these processes occur, different and/or additional charges may apply. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing all evidence to determine appropriate charges.   

We want to thank the community for the overwhelming assistance that has been provided. To date, we have received over 170 video and/or photo files provided through the community evidence portal. We continue to encourage any community members with related videos and/or photos to submit them through our citizen evidence portal.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

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