City of Sacramento Police Department

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

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20101228-213
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Police Investigate Homicide

On Monday, December 27, 2010, at 6:51 p.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to a local hospital regarding a gunshot wound victim that was taken there by a private person for treatment.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim who was being treated for a gunshot wound to his upper body.  Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the victim died as a result of his injuries.  The victim's identity is being withheld at this time pending further investigation.  He is only being identified as an 18-year-old Sacramento man.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to investigate.  At this time, investigators are actively investigating the circumstances that led to this homicide; however, they have yet to identify a suspect(s) or motive.  Very few details are known at this point including the exact location of where the shooting occurred.

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 up to $1,000.

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