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
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20100103-004
Sunday, January 03, 2010

Police Investigate Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that left one dead.

On January 3, 2010, at 11:53 a.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of W Street regarding a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a man laying in the doorway of his apartment who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body.  The Sacramento Fire Department responded and declared the victim dead at the scene.  The identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification to his family.   He is only being identified as a male White in his 50's.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that lead up to this deadly shooting.  Neighbors and witnesses have been interviewed however, at this time no suspect information or motive have been determined. 

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 up to $1,000.

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