The Sacramento Police Department has arrested the suspect wanted for shooting five people at a party on Fig Street earlier this morning, killing one of them
On Sunday, April 17, 2011, at 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the 3800 block of Fig Street on a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to the hospital where the male in his 30's died. The three other victims took themselves to the hospital.
The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene. It was determined that an altercation broke out and the suspect shot five people. The investigation led to the identification of the 23-year-old suspect, Michael Walton. At 8:20 p.m., in the 2500 block of Cottage Way, officers stopped a vehicle Walton was a passenger in and arrested him.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.
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.