City of Sacramento Police Department

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

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090613-127
Saturday, June 13, 2009

Three People Arrested in Downtown Murder

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested Jeremy Ackerman, Johnathan Baker, and Nadine Klein for the murder of 23-year-old James Arthur.

On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 5:18 p.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 600 block of 22nd Street regarding a possible dead body.  Officers arrived and found the victim with stab wounds.  The victim, later identified as James Arthur, was located after his mother became concerned that she had not heard from him for numerous days.   A neighbor was asked to check on James and found him dead inside the house.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide and Crime Scene Investigations Units responded to the scene and took over the investigation.  Detectives developed information indicating that 20-year-old Jeremy Ackerman, 21-year-old Johnathan Baker, and 20-year-old Nadine Klein were involved in the homicide.  Detectives believe that on June 3, 2009 the suspects went to commit a robbery of James Arthur.  The suspects were acquaintances with the victim.  At some point during the robbery the suspects became more violent and ultimately killed James Arthur. 

On June 12, 2009, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Jeremy Ackerman and Nadine Klein were picked up at 10013 Folsom Blvd without incident.  On June 13, at 12:15 a.m., Johnathan Baker was picked up at his home in the 7000 block of Fair Oaks Blvd without incident.

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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