Five people have been arrested for the September murder of an Oak Park man in the driveway of his home.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s department has arrested Joel Luis Cervantes, 24; Martin Alexander Romero, 23; Salvador Fuentes, 26; Jonathan Carrillo-Piedra, 24; and Gabriel Adam Mota, 24, on counts including murder and conspiracy with gang enhancements for the September slaying of a South Sacramento man in front of his home.
On September 17, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call concerning shots fired in the 4000 block of 44th street near Jack Davis Park. When they arrived at the address, they found a then-unknown 25-year-old male lying in the driveway who was pronounced dead on the scene from several gunshot wounds. The next day, the Sacramento coroner’s office identified the man as Phillip Porraz.
Witnesses said that an SUV containing several Latino males stopped in front of the home and one of the passengers got out, ran up to Porraz in front of the home and fired several shots at him with a handgun before running back to the SUV and fleeing the scene.
Although detectives have determined that those arrested are all known members of the same gang and that they specifically targeted the residence where rival gang members are known to frequent, Porraz has been named as a non-gang member, so the motive remains unknown.
Authorities say that all the suspect arrests connected with the case were carried out without incident.