Mtula Payton, K Street shooting suspect, appears in Sacramento court

One of the suspected gunmen in the K Street gang-related shooting in April appeared in a Sacramento court for the first time Thursday afternoon. The downtown Sacramento shooting killed 6 people and injured 12 others.Mtula Payton, 28, is the third suspect to be arraigned on several murder charges. Brothers Smiley and Dandrae Martin appeared in court in May. All three men are charged with the murders of Johntaya Alexander, Melinda Davis and Yamile Martinez. Payton also faces firearm charges related to being a felon in possession of a handgun and also has previous felony convictions, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said at a May 3 press conference. Payton also has enhancements to his charges for committing crimes while out on bail.Separate from the shootings, Payton has also been charged with three counts of EDD fraud related to pandemic aid. Authorities had been searching for Payton for weeks. He was arrested late last month in Law Vegas. , RELATED | What we know now about the downtown Sacramento shooting that left 6 deadThree other men were killed in the shooting, but they are not being considered victims because of a California law that holds all participants of a shootout responsible for the deaths of any bystanders, Schubert said . Those three men were 29-year-old DeVazia Turner, 38-year-old Sergio Harris and 32-year-old Joshua Hoye-Luchessi.Documents filed by the district attorney’s office also detail the seconds before and after the shootout, and they also revealed the alleged gang affiliations of the three men killed, as well as the Martin brothers and Payton.| VIDEO BELOW | Timeline details released for deadly Sacramento shootingPolice believe the shooting was a result of a dispute between at least two gangs. According to court documents, Payton is part of a gang called the G-Mobb, a rival gang to some of the other suspected shooters. Surveillance video from the area shows Payton reaching into his waistband. , RELATED | Surveillance images show 3 men now charged with murder on K Street the night of the downtown shooting, DA says There is no bail set for Payton. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21.

One of the suspected gunmen in the K Street gang-related shooting in April appeared in a Sacramento court for the first time Thursday afternoon. The downtown Sacramento shooting killed 6 people and injured 12 others.

Mtula Payton, 28, is the third suspect to be arrested on several murder charges. Brothers Smiley and Dandrae Martin appeared in court in May.

All three men are charged with the murders of Johntaya Alexander, Melinda Davis and Yamile Martinez.

Payton also faces firearm charges related to being a felon in possession of a handgun and also has previous felony convictions, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said at a May 3 press conference. Payton also has enhancements to his charges for committing crimes while out on bail.

Separate from the shootings, Payton has also been charged with three counts of EDD fraud related to pandemic aid.

Authorities had been searching for Payton for weeks. He was arrested late last month in Law Vegas.

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

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Three other men were killed in the shooting, but they are not being considered victims because of a California law that holds all participants of a shootout responsible for the deaths of any bystanders, Schubert said. Those three men were 29-year-old DeVazia Turner, 38-year-old Sergio Harris and 32-year-old Joshua Hoye-Luchessi.

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

, VIDEO BELOW | Timeline details released for deadly Sacramento shooting

Police believe the shooting was a result of a dispute between at least two gangs.

According to court documents, Payton is part of a gang called the G-Mobb, a rival gang to some of the other suspected shooters.

Surveillance video from the area shows Payton reaching into his waistband.

, RELATED | Surveillance images show 3 men now charged with murder on K Street the night of the downtown shooting, DA says

There is no bail set for Payton. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21.

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