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. 20100131-019
Sunday, January 31, 2010

Police Make Arrest in Recent Homicide

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, police arrested 18-year-old Ricardo Hall for the murder of Mathew Maurizzio.

Hall was arrested early this morning at a motel located in the 900 block of El Camino Avenue.  Officers followed a tip that led them to Hall's location.  He was taken into custody without incident.

On January 23, 2010, at 1:33 a.m., officer responded to the area of Dixieanne Avenue and Cambridge Street regarding a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located Mathew Maurizzio in the front yard of a nearby residence.  Maurizzio was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on their investigation, homicide detectives believe Mathew Maurizzio and Ricardo Hall were involved in an argument.  At one point during the argument, Hall shot and killed Maurizzio.

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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