Politics Rundown: Suspect arrested after mass shooting in Sacramento, Zelensky accuses Russia of covering up deaths

This week’s political update on California and global news affecting the U.S.

Julianne Foster, Staff Writer


The Sacramento police arrested Dandrae Martin on April 4 after six people were killed and dozens were wounded in a shooting that occured at 2 a.m. on April 3. Martin was arrested as a “related suspect” on the charges of assault with a deadly weapon and convicted for the possession of a loaded gun.

In a statement, District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said, “The investigation is highly complex involving many witnesses, videos of numerous types and significant physical evidence.”

Sacramento police expect to make more arrests in the future related to the case. Schubert also said Martin “has not been arrested for any homicide related to this incident.” 

According to jail records, Martin is being held without bail and is sentenced to appear in court on Tuesday. Martin was previously arrested for a year and a half in Arizona for violating probation in two separate cases including a felony conviction in 2016 for aggravated assault and a conviction in 2018 for a marijuana charge.


Ahead of the emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of covering up war crimes committed in Ukraine. 

“They are already launching a false campaign to conceal their guilt in the mass killings of civilians in Mariupol,” Zelensky said. “They will do dozens of stage interviews, re-edited recordings, and will kill people specifically to make it look like they were killed by someone else.”

He continued to plead with Western leaders to push harsher judgments and punishments on Russia in the form of sanctions.


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