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. 20110308-041
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Police Investigate Early Morning Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating an early morning homicide of a 48-year-old male. 

On March 8, 2011, at approximately 5:45 a.m., officers responded to reports of gun shots near 21st Avenue and Franklin Boulevard.  Officers arrived finding a 48-year-old male Black who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital and later died from his injuries.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  At this time, detectives do not have a motive for the murder.  The victim was found deceased in front of a vacant house and currently it is not known why the victim was near that location.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) 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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