Two juveniles arrested in Ravana shooting
June 11, 2014 7:10 pm
Sacramento Police have arrested two juveniles connected to the drive-by shooting that led to the death of promising young athlete, Roy Ravana Jnr.
Ravana Jnr, a 21-year-old runner and Pacific Games bronze medalist, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Sacramento on Monday.
His friend was injured in the shooting.
The former Marist Brothers High School student, who studied at the Iowa Community College, had been named in Fiji’s squad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The local newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, is quoting says detectives have arrested two juvenile suspects – one 16 years old, the other 17 – in connection with the shootings.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says they were booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
It says they are facing sentencing enhancements because of their ties to a gang
Sacramento County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman says the teens have not been identified because of their ages.
Bowman says it is not clear whether the victims fired any shots in the melee, or whether they had any gang affiliations.
Bowman said investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting and what, if any, role the victims played.
It also was not clear whether the shooting was related to a homicide at the same location about one year ago.
On May 18, 2013, Atelea Kaihea, 27, was fatally shot outside a home in what authorities at the time described as a gang-related incident.
His 22-year-old cousin also was hit but survived. The case remains unsolved.