SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A suspect has been arrested for the Mama Marks Park shooting in Sacramento that left 9-year-old Makaylah Brent dead.
On Tuesday, the Sacramento Police Department announced that they had arrested 21-year-old Laise Hands on murder charges in connection to the Oct. 3 shooting.
“Sacramento Police Department homicide detectives have worked tirelessly alongside the community to identify a suspect in this tragic shooting,” police wrote in a statement on the arrest.
SPD has arrested 21yr old Laise Hands on murder charges in connection with the quadruple shooting on 10/3/20 that resulted in the death of 9 yr old Makaylah Brent at Mama Marks Park in North Sacramento. pic.twitter.com/jaJtWRAkKZ
— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) October 13, 2020
Hands was originally arrested a few days after the shooting for a different charge, police say. A homicide charge in connection to Brent’s shooting was then added on Tuesday.
Last week, Councilmember Allen Warren said a person who may have been connected to the shooting had been apprehended, but police did not confirm that information.
Three other people – a man, woman, and 6-year-old girl – were also hurt in the Mama Marks Park shooting, police said.
City councilmembers have committed to making park renovations and implementing additional safety measures across District 2. That includes installing security cameras, lights, and developing gang intervention task forces.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the Mama Marks Park shooting.