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Update: Man arrested in connection with shooting at home rented by former King Willie Cauley-Stein

Three men were wounded early Friday at a south Sacramento home being leased by a former Sacramento Kings star, and the man suspected of the shooting has been arrested, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies searched for Trey Devaughn Hallman, 25, for several hours after the shooting occurred around 5:30 a.m. in a sleepy but well-to-do home in Vineyard, which is east of Highway 99 and the Valley Hi/North Laguna neighborhood of Sacramento.

Officers, with help from the Oakland Police Department and other agencies, arrested Hallman in Antioch around 2 p.m. without incident according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Tess Deterding. She said Hallman would be booked into Sacramento County Main Jail – what charges he faces are unknown.

Before he was arrested, a Sacramento Bee reporter called a phone number belonging to Hallman, and the person answered identified himself as Hallman. When asked if he was the gunman in Friday morning’s shooting, he hung up.

Hallman’s father, John Hallman of Dodge City, Kansas, told The Sacramento Bee that his son was an honor student and star athlete who may have fallen in with a bad crowd in Sacramento.

He said Trey Hallman recently had become fearful of one of his roommates and had come to believe that person had become involved in a drug cartel.

“He’s been a pretty good kid all his life and all I can say is something happened out there,” Hallman said. “I’m not for sure and I’m sad, but he’ll do the right thing.”

Deputies were dispatched to the 10000 block of Clover Ranch Drive in the Silver Springs subdivision after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he had been shot by his roommate, said Deterding.

The officers found three men at the Vineyard home with gunshot wounds and transported them to hospitals. As of Friday afternoon, one of the men is in critical condition with life-threatening wounds while the other two are in stable condition. Deterding said they are all in their 20s and are roommates in the house.

Two other men who were at the home at the time of the incident were not harmed, Deterding said.

Former Kings player leases the home

The home is under lease by former Kings player Willie Cauley-Stein, a spokesperson for the homeowner told The Sacramento Bee on Friday afternoon. Representatives for the center who will play for the Golden State Warriors this season could not be reached for comment.

The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was listed for rent in August 2017 for $4,800 a month after being listed for sale for $1.05 million. The Tuscan-styled estate on the corner of Clover Ranch Drive and Vineyard Road is valued at $1.2 million, according to the real estate website Zillow.

In a July interview with The Sacramento Bee, Cauley-Stein spoke fondly of his time in Sacramento but was excited to be playing in the Bay Area on a one-year deal worth roughly $1.7 million.

“I’ve got friends in Sacramento that I’ll still be able to see,” he said. “So everything happens for a reason and I’m blessed that I got to spend the time I did there.”

The Kings selected Cauley-Stein with the sixth pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He averaged 10.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.8 blocked shots in four seasons before his tenure with the Kings came to an unceremonious end.

Deterding said the original caller said the suspect was wearing body armor and had a handgun and rifle at the time of the shooting. SWAT officers located the handgun inside the residence, she said.

Outside the home, police tape cordoned off the property which spanned less than an acre but featured a basketball court and a guest house. By 11 a.m., only a handful of deputies and an official from animal control remained on scene, as the doors to the main property remained ajar, as well as doors to the guest house and garage door, where a red Chevrolet Camaro was parked.

‘There’s more to the story’

Detectives sought Hallman, who was considered armed and violent, through most of the day before announcing his arrest in Antioch, some 40 miles south of the home. Details on what led to his arrest were not immediately available.

Hallman’s father said before his son was captured that he had not heard from the sheriff’s office and declined to say whether he had spoken to his son.

“There’s more to the story,” Hallman said.

He said his son was a Lyft driver in Sacramento and that growing up he had been an honors student all four years of high school.

“He was in a mentoring program, he was in the young entrepreneurship program here. He was four-time state-qualified for basketball all four years, and a pretty good football player.

“He was a good son, still is a good son.”

Hallman said his son had never before been in trouble.

“Missed a couple curfews at times, and (I) had to buckle down on him,” Hallman said. “But he loves his mom, loves his family.”

Sam Stanton has worked for The Bee since 1991 and has covered a variety of issues, including politics, criminal justice and breaking news.
Molly Sullivan covers crime, breaking news and police accountability for The Bee. She grew up in Northern California and is an alumna of Chico State.