In The News: Murder Suspect Arrested In Natomas

Sac County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau detectives today arrested Jaivonne Flenory-Davis on suspicion of murdering 14-year-old Lanajah Dupree and wounding another 17-year-old female at dance party on Auburn Boulevard.
Flenory-Davis, 19, was arrested at a relative’s apartment located in the 2600 block of River Plaza Drive in Natomas.

The shooting occurred at the Venue 4 Rent private event facility located at 2902 Auburn Boulevard on July 11. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found two female juvenile victims. Paramedics transported both victims to local hospitals. Dupree was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived; the 17-year-old is expected to survive.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives now believe the shooting was gang related. The victims, along with nearly 200 other young people, were attending an “under-21” dance party when an argument broke out between rival gang members inside the dance facility shortly after 10 p.m.

Private security guards tried to calm the situation by directing the party goers to exit the facility. Detectives believe Flenory-Davis, who was standing at the edge of the parking lot, fired multiple gunshots into the air and then fired multiple gunshots into the crowd as the party goers were leaving the facility.

Detectives believe Flenory-Davis was shooting at rival gang members that the two victims were not his intended targets. The victims are not believe to have been involved in the argument between the rival gang members that led to the shooting.

Flenory-Davis was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on the charges of murder and attempted murder. He is ineligible for bail and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow afternoon.

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