City of Sacramento Police Department

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For Immediate Release No. 20100216-030
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Arrest Made in Valentine's Day Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department arrested 20-year-old Jesus Gallegos for the murder of 23-year-old Tristan Salladay.

On February 14, 2010, at 3:24 p.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of 53rd Street on a man who had just been stabbed.  Officers arrived finding Tristan Salladay with critical injuries.  The Sacramento Fire Department transported Salladay to U.C. Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Based upon their investigation, detectives believe that Gallegos and Salladay knew each other from the neighborhood. On Sunday, Gallegos got into a confrontation with Salladay.  The confrontation got physical and Gallegos stabbed the victim. 

On February 15, 2010, detectives were able to locate Jesus Gallegos in the 5400 block of 9th Avenue.  Gallegos was booked the following morning into the Sacramento County jail for murder.  

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime or this person 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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