Family remembers casino shooting victim's 'good heart'

Family remembers casino shooting Nicholas Broadway, 36, as a 'good hearted' person.

On Monday, Sacramento Police announced the arrests of three men in connection with a shootout at Capitol Casino early Sunday morning.

The three were charged with murder, attempted murder of a police officer, and various weapons charges. Their identities have not been released since the investigation is active.

The person who was murdered was Nicholas Broadway, 36, a Sacramento man who was just waiting for his Uber ride home.

Broadway's family says he was an innocent bystander, in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I'm grateful the police were able to catch the people who did this to my brother. Me and my family are grateful this doesn't have to be lingering on in our conscience," said Nichelle Broadway, Nicholas's sister. "It won't bring him back but at least that part is closed."

Nichelle said their family is tight-knit. She, Nicholas, and her other brother Nathan all have names that start with N. So do all of their kids. Nicholas leaves behind a 15-year-old son named Nisaiah. 

"[Nicholas] was a really good-hearted person. A hard worker. He wanted to provide for his son," Nichelle said. "He was always focused on trying to better himself so his son could have the best."

Nicholas grew up in Sacramento and worked at the Capitol, where he was a supervisor in the Governor's mail room.

"We've gotten a lot of love and support. I didn't realize how much he affected people," said Nichelle. "It's like a horrible nightmare. We're just trying to hang in there right now."

Friends have put together a GoFundMe page to help the family send Nisaiah to college, something Nicholas was working so hard for. 

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