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Police say woman hid suspected shooter and his brother in motel room

The woman arrested in connection with a deadly shooting outside of Capitol Casino in Sacramento on Sunday rented a motel room to try to hide the alleged gunman and one of his brothers from officers, according to documents filed in Sacramento Superior Court.

Emillo Angelo Castillo, Armando Antonio Castillo and Luis Alfonso Castillo face charges in connection with incident in which bystander Nicholas Broadway was shot three times, investigators said in documents filed with the court. The brothers each have prior criminal records in Sacramento County for largely drug- and alcohol-related offenses, searches of court records show.

The three return Nov. 17 to Sacramento Superior Court along with Alejandra Bravo, who is charged with suspicion of being an accessory after the fact and cocaine possession in connection with the violent shootout with a Sacramento police officer in the card room’s parking lot. Bravo, 24, is being held in Sacramento County Main Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. The four were arraigned Tuesday.

Broadway, 36, worked for three California governors including Jerry Brown and as an office manager for state Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego.

Emillo Castillo, 28, faces murder charges in Broadway’s death and is suspected of attempted murder in the close-range shootout with the police officer. He is being held without bail in Sacramento County custody. His brothers Armando Castillo, 27, and Luis Castillo, 29, face assorted weapon and drug possession charges.

Police arrested Emillo Castillo outside the motel and brother Luis Castillo in the motel room Bravo allegedly rented. There, investigators say they found 2 ounces of cocaine, along with a digital scale and packaging.

In a request to increase Bravo’s bail, investigators said Bravo rented the motel room to hide the brothers, paying for the stay “in cash well above the normal rate for rent.”

Officers carrying a search warrant arrested Armando Castillo at his home where they said they found a small amount of cocaine in his bedroom, according to the court documents.

Police, in documents seeking higher bail for Armando and Luis Castillo, say the two were outside the card room when Luis Castillo got into a fight with another group. Armando ran back into the casino to find Emillo before Luis and Emillo, carrying a backpack that prosecutors say contained a .40-caliber handgun, both returned to the brawl, investigators detailed in the documents.

Before Broadway’s fatal shooting, two security guards and a police officer hired as security had broken up the fight and scattered the groups, police said. But Sacramento County district attorney’s prosecutors allege Emillo pulled the gun out of the backpack and started shooting. Three of the rounds struck Broadway.

The police officer who helped break up the initial fight took cover behind a parked pickup truck and returned fire as the two traded gunshots before the Castillos and Bravo fled, police said.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith