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. 20100620-119
Sunday, June 20, 2010

Arrest Made In Bar Fight Murder

The Sacramento Police Department arrested 31-year-old Andre Lamont Huerta for the murder of Ryan Mcphee. 

On June 19, 2010, at 1:37 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Q Street on a stabbing.  Officers arrived and found an unconscious 23-year-old male on the sidewalk and began to perform CPR.  Sacramento Fire Department responded and declared the victim deceased at the scene.  A second victim, 32-years-old male, was located and transported to an area hospital with non- life threatening stab wounds. 

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded.  Based on the investigation, detectives believe that Andre Huerta and two subjects he was with began to argue with Ryan Mcphee inside a bar.  The argument escalated outside when Huerta and Mcphee began to physically fight.  During the fight, Ryan Mcphee was stabbed and later died at the scene.  A second victim tried to break up the fight and was also stabbed. 

Detectives received information that led to the identity of Andre Huerta as a suspect in the murder.  On June 19, 2010, at 9:46 p.m., detectives arrested Huerta at his residence in the 1500 block of Fulton Avenue without incident.  No photo of Huerta is being released at this time due to the follow up investigation which still must be completed.

Detectives are still investigating two other male subjects who were with Huerta to determine their involvement in the incident. 

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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