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Sacramento shooting suspect Smiley Martin was on parole & flashed gun on Facebook Live moments before gunfire killed 6

HOURS ahead of this weekend’s mass shooting in Sacramento, one of the suspected gunmen showed off his weapon in a live Facebook video.

Smiley Martin27, was arrested in connection with Sunday’s shooting that six killedtogether with his younger brother Dandrae Martin26, and Daviyonne Dawson, 31, officials announced on Tuesday.

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Smiley Martin was released on parole in FebruaryCredit: AP
Smiley flashed a gun on Facebook live hours before the mass shooting

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Smiley flashed a gun on Facebook live hours before the mass shootingCredit: Facebook/@tmk.smiley

In a video posted in the early hours of Sunday morning, Smiley is seen with a black pistol pointing at the camera in a post that has since been deleted from his Facebook account.

Later that night, gunfire erupted shortly after an altercation with at least three men broke out in downtown Sacramento’s nightlife.

Video footage of the tragedy showed that In 54 seconds, 76 shots were fired as many fled the scene.

The six dead have been identified as Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32, Devazia Turner, 29, Johntaya “JoJo” Alexander, 21, Melinda Davis, 57, Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21, and father of two Sergio Harris, 38.

Sacramento shoots suspiciously at guns in videos and raps over 'cutting'
Inside rap sheet of Sacramento suspect who shared chill last post after 6 dead

Smiley was arrested Tuesday morning. He and his brother are both facing charges of possession of a machine gun and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in connection with the incident.

Police say Smiley was seriously injured during the shooting and will be formally booked after completing his medical care.

OUT ON PAROLE

Smiley had just been released from prison in February after serving only four years of his 10-year sentence for domestic violence and assault with grievous bodily harm, according to documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee.

The offender was released despite a letter from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office against his release “because he poses a significant, unreasonable risk to community safety.”

Deputy District Attorney Danielle Abildgaard wrote that Smiley “clearly does not have much respect for human life and the law.”

“His history indicates that he will follow his own personal agenda, despite the consequences and regulatory constraints placed on him.

“If he is released early, he will continue the law.”

LANGTHY RAP SHEET

Smiley’s younger brother and fellow alleged gunman Dandrae Martin also has one long rap leaf dates from 2014.

Courts of that year show that Martin pleaded guilty to domestic violence in Riverside County, later served 30 days in jail and completed community service.

Arizona court records show that Martin was charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence in 2016.

He was sentenced to two and a half years behind bars.

Martin was charged with domestic violence, misdemeanor criminal damage, and a felony marijuana offense in 2018. He was guilty of violating his probation a year later.

The rapper was released from prison in Arizona in November 2020, according to court records quoted by CBS5.

Cops arrested Martin as a “related suspect” after gunfire erupted in the California state capital. Police say he has not been charged with manslaughter.

Following the shooting, a post on Martin’s social media read: “Smh, I’m hit.”

As an aspiring rapper, Dandrae showing off guns in music videos and raping about “cutting” for the shooting.

Pop stars and ex-Disney duo Aly & AJ revealed Sunday that they were “caught in the crossfire” of the shooting while going out to a place where they had just performed.

Six people were killed Sunday in the shooting in downtown Sacramento

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Six people were killed Sunday in the shooting in downtown SacramentoCredit: AP

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