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. 20100327-057
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Home Invasion Turns Deadly

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a home invasion where the suspects shot and killed one person. 

On March 26, 2010, at 11:19 p.m., officers responded to the 2600 block of River Plaza Drive on a person who had been shot.  Officers arrived finding a 26-year-old male Hispanic who had been shot and was declared deceased at the scene. 

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded.  Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe that two male victims were inside their apartment when two armed suspects entered.  The victim's friend arrived at the apartment, interrupting the suspects as they were committing the home invasion.  The suspects shot the friend and fled on foot.

The suspects are described as male Blacks, late teens to early twenties, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, and blue jeans. 

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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