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. 20110101-002
Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Years Day Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the first homicide of this New Year.

On January 1, 2011, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block Amanda Way on two males who had been assaulted.  Upon arrival, officers found a 48-year-old male deceased at the scene from head trauma.  A second male in his 40's was also found with head trauma and transported to an area hospital in critical condition.  Both victims were located in the backyard of the residence.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  At this time, detectives have not determined a motive for this crime. 

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.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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