City of Sacramento Police Department

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

(916) 808-0800
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20091112-224
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Police Investigate Homicide

On Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 8:16 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 3300 block of V Street regarding a shooting.  Officers arrived and located the victim, a 47-year-old man, lying on the floor of his apartment.  The victim had a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to investigate.  Detectives are actively investigating this crime.  A motive for this murder has not been determined. 

Witnesses reported seeing three subjects running away from the area immediately after the shooting. The subjects ran to an awaiting gold-colored Chevrolet vehicle, being driven by a fourth person, parked in the alleyway.  The subjects are described as being male Blacks, in their 20s, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.

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). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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