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Sheriff’s detectives arrest five men in connection with September killing

Five men who allegedly were in a getaway car at the scene of a Sacramento County killing in September have been arrested on suspicion of homicide.

Phillip Porraz, 25, was killed about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 4000 block of 44th Street in Sacramento. Sheriff's Sgt. Tony Turnbull said a man arrived in a car at a residence, stepped out of the car and approached Porraz with a gun in his hand.

He fired several shots at Porraz, who was in the driveway, got back into the car and then fled.

Detectives arrested Gabriel Adam Mota, 24, Martin Alexander Romero 23, and Salvador Fuentes, 26, all of Gridley, and Joel Luis Cervantes, 24, and Jonathan Carrillo-Piedra, 24, both of Sacramento.

Detectives were able to determine that all five suspects were in the car. The suspects, according to Turnbull, are affiliated with a gang and targeted the residence, which was known to be frequented by gang members.

There is no indication that the victim knew the shooter or the others in the car, deputies said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews