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. 20100206-024
Saturday, February 06, 2010

Second Roommate Involved in Murder

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 24-year-old Nicholas Koppe for murder.  Koppe's father, Christopher Koppe, was also arrested for the same crime.

On February 4, 2010, at 1:09 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Muir Way regarding a possible dead body.  The caller arrived at her residence and found her roommate, a 24-year-old man, unresponsive.  Officers arrived and located the victim inside the residence with upper body trauma. The Sacramento Fire Department pronounced the victim dead at the scene.  Officers detained Christopher Koppe, who was on-scene and also lived at the residence. 

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to investigate. Based on their investigation, detectives believe that the victim and Christopher Koppe were involved in an argument.  At one point during the argument, Christopher Koppe stabbed the victim.  After additional investigation by detectives, it was found that Nicholas Koppe was also involved in the dispute and participated in the actions that led to the victim's death. 

On February 4, 2010, Christopher Koppe was arrested for murder.  Today, Nicholas Koppe was also arrested for murder.

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.

Nicholas Koppe

Nicholas Koppe

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