Sacramento shooting suspect Dandrae Martin flaunted guns in music videos and rapped about ‘cutting’ before six people were killed
A SUSPECT arrested for a mass shooting allegedly displayed weapons in music videos and rapped about cuts in one of his songs.
Aspiring music star Dandrae Martin, 26, has been arrested in connection with Sunday’s shooting in Sacramento, California, which left six people dead.
Meanwhile, at least 12 people were injured by gunfire.
Martin was arrested for assault with a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, police said.
The cops are investigating whether he opened fire first or responded to the shots.
The 26-year-old is an aspiring rapper and he has uploaded videos to his YouTube account where he is known as Dredamacc, reports The Daily Beast.
In a clip from the track “Speaking on Me”, a man is seen holding a semi-automatic pistol.
Martin’s Soundcloud username is Dremac and the artist says he’s from Sacramento and Phoenix.
In the opening lyrics of his song “Cuttin up”, he raps: “Slicing through traffic I’m cuttin’ up.”
A man facing the wall holding a gun was chosen as the background image for the video.
It’s unclear if Martin is holding the guns in either music video.
Martin has not been convicted of homicide, according to police.
But it’s not his first brush with the law, as court records show he pleaded guilty to domestic violence in 2014.
The rapper served 30 days in prison and performed community service.
Arizona court records revealed that in 2016 Martin was charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence.
He was sentenced to two and a half years behind bars.
Martin was charged with domestic violence, misdemeanor misdemeanor and marijuana violation in 2018. He was guilty of violating his probation a year later.
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The victims of the shooting have been identified as Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32, Devazia Turner, 29, Johntaya Alexander, 21, Melinda Davis, 57, Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21 and father of two Sergio Harris, 38 years old.
Pamela Harris said her daughter called her just after 2 a.m. local time on Sunday to tell her that her son Sergio had been shot and killed outside a nightclub.
She said: ‘She said he was dead. I just collapsed.
Harris told the Today Show on Monday, “Hopefully they catch these people and chase them to the max.
“Because it was insane. He has two young daughters who love him dearly, and he loved them. They will never see their father again.”
Witness Berry Accius told The Associated Press he saw a girl with “a whole lot of blood in her body.”
He said he heard a young girl screaming, “They killed my sister.”
“THEY KILLED MY SISTER”
Another witness, Kelsey Schar, told the outlet that she heard gunshots while at the Citizen Hotel.
Schar said she “saw a guy running and just shooting” when she walked to the hotel window.
Video obtained by KCRA showed a fight broke out involving at least three men just before the gunfire started around 2am.
“We know there was a large scuffle just before the shooting and we have confirmed there were multiple shooters,” Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said.
Footage also revealed that 76 shots were fired in 54 seconds as the crowd fled the scene.
“Caught in the Crossfire”
Pop stars and ex-Disney duo Aly & AJ revealed on Sunday they were “caught in the crossfire” of filming as they walked out of a venue where they had just performed.
The couple sheltered in place in their tour bus until they got the all clear.
They said: ‘Distraught over the mass shooting last night outside the Sacramento venue.
“We have to do something about gun violence in this country.”
President Biden said, “America once again mourns another community devastated by gun violence.”
The area where the filming took place is full of bars and restaurants and is a few blocks from the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings basketball team.
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