There are finally some answers in a murder investigation months in the making. A 16-year-old has been arrested and accused of shooting Grant High School football player JJ Clavo.
“This morning arrested the shooter of JJ Clavo,” said Sacramento Police Chief Sam Somers, whose words echoed in the Hall of Honor at the police department Thursday morning.
These words mark a turning point for a grieving family.
“Worlds have been turned upside down but I’m grateful and so thankful,” said JJ’s mother, Nicole Clavo.
Sixteen-year-old Keymontae Lindsey is accused of pulling the trigger that took Clavo’s life.
On November 14, the day after the shooting, officers arrested Lindsey for gun possession. Investigators said they found a loaded weapon in his car during a traffic stop.
“The firearm that he had in possession was actually the murder weapon,” Somers said.
Lindsey has been in custody ever since. Thursday he was rearrested on charges of homicide, attempted homicide, shooting into an occupied car and gang enhancements.
Investigators said he was not targeting JJ and, although he was the only shooter that night, detectives said there will be additional arrests.
Lindsey will be tried as an adult.
“I couldn’t be prouder for the way our police department and community worked to bring us where we are today,” said Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Nicole Clavo said while she’s relieved, she can’t celebrate the arrest when the suspect’s family also lost someone.
“We’re talking about a 16-year-old, he’s just a baby. I have a heart, I’m a person with compassion, I can’t even begin to imagine how his mother feels.”
The Sac PD said they’re still working on a motive. They believe they know who was being targeted.
Keymontae Lindsey is not a student at Grant Union High School. He is expected to be in court Monday.