City of Sacramento Police Department

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

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110526-093
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo of Suspect Vehicle in Homicide Released

The Sacramento Police Department is releasing a photo of the suspect vehicle related to a murder of 53-year-old Balbir Dhami.

On Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 10:10 a.m., officers responded to the 7900 block of Marla Way on a shooting. Officers arrived and found a male, later identified as Balbir Dhami, deceased at the scene and a female in her 40's shot who was transported to the hospital and later survived her injuries.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Based on the investigation, detectives believe that a male suspect came to the house and shot the two victims just inside the front door of their house.  Detectives do not believe this was a random act, nor was it a hate crime.  Detectives have not determined a motive for the murder at this time. 

The suspect was described as a male Black, short, thin build, short hair, wearing a yellow sweatshirt.  The suspect vehicle was captured video surveillance in the area and is described as a 1990's 4-door gold Mazda Protégé or 323.

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.

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