The Sacramento Police Department has arrested two suspects responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Salvador Heredia-Arriaga.
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 Heredia-Arriaga with a gun shot wound. The Sacramento Fire Department arrived and declared the victim deceased at the scene.
Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded. Based on the investigation, detectives believe that two armed suspects entered the residence to commit a home invasion. The suspects are believed to have targeted this residence due to ongoing sales of marijuana from the location. During the home invasion, Heredia-Arriaga arrived at the apartment to visit his friends. Heredia-Arriaga was shot and killed when he interrupted the home invasion.
Based on forensic evidence and information obtained during the investigation, detectives believe that 20-year-old Maurice Reed Jr. and a 17-year-old male were responsible for the murder. On April 21, 2010, Union City Police officers and Sacramento Police detectives located Reed in Union City, California where he was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Detectives later located and took into custody the 17-year-old male suspect near Watt / Whitney Avenue. Both suspects have been arrested for murder and home invasion.