Talanoa Feigna and his family in a photo from GoFundMe
SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Police arrested a 19-year-old man this week for the fatal shooting of his neighbor.
Mario Junior Garcia was taken into custody on Tuesday, August 10, 2016 after police found Talanoa Feinga, 27, in front of his residence on the 8300 block of Anton Way in South Sacramento. He had been shot three times in the chest.
Feinga, a husband and father-of-two, and his brother Chris Moran, had gone to a loud party around the corner to the suspect’s residence just after midnight in attempt to get a vehicle moved from their property.
Moran said his brother and Garcia exchanged words over blaring music. When Feinga moved closer to hear what Garcia was saying, that is when the suspect opened fire.
At that point, Moran told police that Garcia dropped the gun. He and his brother chased after the suspect but Feinga couldn’t continue. He was able to make it back to his own residence before collapsing.
“He lost too much blood,” said Moran. “He probably didn’t know he was shot.”
When police arrived at 12:45 am—after receiving an anonymous call—and found Feinga with gunshot wounds, he was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
In a news release, police said they would not release Garcia’s booking photo.
Garcia appeared in court on Thursday, August 11th, where formal charges of murder were read to him. On August 24, the suspect will return to court where a Sacramento Superior Court judge will determine whether bail will be set for Garcia. The suspect is currently being held at Sacramento County Mail Jain.
Moran also said that on previous occasions they had called police about out-of-control parties in their neighborhood. On July 16, 2016 he said they reported that gunfire had struck their home.
“We were finding shell casings everywhere,” said Moran about that previous incident.