The man suspected of killing a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and wounding his partner is a local rap artist with a history of minor crimes and run-ins with neighbors and the law, according to court records and interviews.
The Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that Anton Lemon Moore, a 38-year-old Rancho Cordova resident, is the suspect in the Monday shootout that killed Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, and injured his partner, Julie Robertson, 28.
Moore fled past a vacant lot and into a nearby shopping center after firing on the deputies at the Pep Boys Auto Parts store on Folsom Boulevard on Monday afternoon. Other deputies answering the call pursued him in at least one vehicle, based on surveillance footage from a nearby restaurant.
Gloria Phipps, an employee at the Gianelli’s appliance store in the lot where Moore was arrested, said she and her co-workers heard about five quick shots. When she went outside, she saw multiple law enforcement vehicles and a man laying on the ground near a light post.
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Moore was shot multiple times by two deputies and taken into custody in the parking lot in front of the Furniture Mattress Outlet, where Tuesday a football-size stain of what appeared to be blood marked the location where he fell.
Moore, who also went by the name Anton Lemon Paris, was transported to UC Davis Medical Center. He remains hospitalized but his injuries are not life threatening, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton said Moore had been detained but not yet booked as of Tuesday evening.
Moore has a criminal record going back to 1998, according to Sacramento Superior Court records.
“He was no stranger to us,” Hampton said. “He was no stranger to Sacramento area law enforcement.”
Many of the criminal charges Moore has faced in the past involve guns. While he was once tried on three felony counts, he has no felony convictions.
Nonetheless, former neighbors described him as a volatile man with a history of violence.
Moore’s most recent run-in with the law occurred with an arrest in April 2016 when he was charged with two misdemeanors for having a concealed and loaded weapon. One charge was dismissed and he pleaded no contest to the other, resulting in a sentence of 15 days in jail and three years of informal probation, according to court records.
In 2007, Moore was arrested on three misdemeanor counts. Two related to domestic violence were dismissed and he again pleaded no contest to a single charge — for disturbing the peace. He was placed on informal three-year probation in August 2008.
Moore’s most serious criminal charges occurred in 2003, when he was tried for three felony counts for assault with a deadly weapon and firing a weapon at an inhabited dwelling or vehicle. A jury acquitted him of the assault charges and the third charge was dismissed.
Moore faced a separate case in 2003 where two misdemeanor charges related to assault and battery were eventually dismissed.
Moore’s first arrest in Sacramento County occurred in March 1998 when he was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Both charges were dismissed, according to court records.
Former neighbors of Moore who lived in a College Glen cul-de-sac near him about eight years ago recalled him as frightening and unstable. They said he lived with his mother in a small ranch house in a quiet neighborhood.
Slyvia Nast, who lives at the end of the court, said police came to Moore’s house multiple times. In one instance, she said Moore came to her home to borrow her phone after a physical altercation with his mother. Police were called, and “it was like a standoff,” she said.
“They closed the street down. There were guns drawn and it was a process getting him under arrest,” Nast said. “He had assaulted his mother and her boyfriend. We talked to her for a while after they took him away and she told us to stay away from him, that he’s very dangerous.”
In another incident, former neighbor Michelle Rosales said she recalled Moore headed toward a home on the cul-de-sac armed with a shotgun.
“I was in the house at the time and all I heard was yelling and all I saw was him with the shotgun,” said Rosales. “It wasn’t the first or the last time he had an altercation with somebody out there.”
Rosales described Moore as “scary.”
Moore also was licensed as a security guard for a time under the name Anton Paris and had a permit to carry an exposed weapon and a baton, according to records with the state Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
Those licenses expired in 2010 and have been canceled. The state bureau said his licenses were canceled because he did not seek to renew them and that it has no record of disciplinary action against him.
Multiple active social media accounts and music videos also suggest Moore is a Sacramento-based rapper and producer who goes by the moniker “Mista Flow.”
Music by Mista Flow can be found on YouTube and Soundcloud. Moore can be seen in dozens of uploaded music videos on that channel, often freestyle rapping in a Sacramento Kings jersey.
In one music video, Moore can be seen rapping in front of Quick Fit Tires in Rancho Cordova. The tire store is 3 miles west of Pep Boys on Folsom Boulevard. The YouTube account dates back about 11 years and contains more than 300 uploaded videos.
A video posted to the Mista Flow Instagram page in February shows a man holding an assault-style rifle while bragging about the gun. The man’s face can’t be seen.
“Let them mother------- know what it is,” the man says. “I slide the 30 in that mother------ like it’s nothing.”
The “30” could refer to a 30-round magazine or possibly a .30 carbine, a cartridge used in rifles.
In another Instagram post from the same month, the same voice can be heard commentating over a YouTube video titled “Police getting knocked out compilation,” seen on a computer screen.
“I hit whoever, any time I feel like I have the necessity to do so,” the man says as he watches a police officer in the YouTube video being kicked in the chest.
Photos posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram suggest Moore has at least one daughter.