City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20101208-199
Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Arrest Made in Downtown Gang Shooting

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested a suspect responsible for a shooting that injured a 21-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy.

On November 26, 2010, the two victims were walking to Panda Express in the shopping complex located on 19th and S Street.  Two suspects that were also walking in the area got into a verbal confrontation with the victims over gang affiliation.  One of the suspects, a16-year-old male Hispanic, pulled out a gun and shot at the 21-year-old.  The shooting resulted in both the 21-year-old and a 10-year-old being shot.   Both victims received non-life threatening injuries.

Through a tip, detectives were able to identify the involved subjects and on December 7, 2010, they arrested the 16-year-old suspect without incident.  The juvenile suspect will be facing charges of attempt murder, possession of a firearm by a minor with a gang enhancement. 

This shooting is a reminder that our community is facing serious challenges with youth involved in gangs.  The Police Department is actively trying to curtail gang violence with programs like Cease Fire but we can't do it alone and continue to need the community's support. 

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