City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090530-115
Saturday, May 30, 2009

Victim Dies Seven Years After Being Shot

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the murder of 40 year-old Shawn Chaney who was died yesterday as a result of complications from injuries he received when he was shot in 2002. 

On Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at 2:38 p.m., Shawn Chaney was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his friend.  A vehicle, described as being a silver Ford Taurus 4-door, drove up quickly behind the victims and pulled next to their car.  The passenger in the Ford Taurus shot numerous times at the victims.  The suspects are described as male blacks and the passenger was wearing a black ski mask.  Both victims were hit by the gun fire and drove themselves to the U.C. Davis Medical Center.  Chaney and his friend both survived their injuries, but Chaney ended up being a quadriplegic from the shooting. 

On, May 29, 2009, Shawn Chaney died as a result of complications from his injuries received in 2002. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000

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