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. 20110312-044
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Police Investigate Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the murder of a 19-year-old male in North Sacramento.

On March 12, 2011, at approximately 12:46 a.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Northgate Boulevard on a call of gun shots heard in the area. Officers arrived and found a 19-year-old male who had been shot. The Sacramento Fire Department responded and declared the victim deceased at the scene. 

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Based upon the preliminary investigation, it is believed that a large crowd of people were hanging out in the parking lot of a bar when the victim was shot.  At this time it is unknown what prompted the shooting. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone that was present or has information about the shooting 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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