SACRAMENTO, CA - A man and a woman associated with the man suspected of shooting and killing two people and injuring two others on New Year's Eve in Old Sacramento were arrested Friday night.
Amber Scholz, 36, and her husband Charles Fowler-Scholz, 34, were arrested in connection to the shooting, Sacramento police said.
Around 9:38 p.m. on New Year's Eve, a fight broke out inside of Sports Corner Café bar, on the 1000 block of 2nd Street in Old Sacramento. Family of one of the victims said the fight started over a spilled drink.
Police said Scholz is believed to have instigated the fight and Fowler-Scholz was involved in the fight that led to the shooting. Carlito Montoya, 22, is suspected of opening fire in the bar, police said. An armed guard who was standing near a side door of the bar exchanged fire with Montoya; the guard and Montoya were injured in the shoot out, police said.
Montoya is accused of shooting and killing Gabriel Cordova, 35, and 36-year-old bar employee Dan Ferrier; and injuring Cordova's wife Christine Cordova in the foot and shooting security guard Stephan Walton twice in the waist.
Montoya was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment. No charges have been filed against Montoya yet.
Cordova's son Isaiah Cordova said in an interview on Wednesday that the fight started after a woman bumped into his dad, spilling her drink. He said his father apologized, but it did not work.
"That's what set everything off," Cordova said. "She went and got her buddies and that's how it all went down."
Scholz and Folwer-Scholz were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, police said.