City of Sacramento Police Department

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

(916) 808-0800
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110730-127
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Shooting Turns Deadly

 

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

On July 30, 2011, officers responded to 900 block of North Ave on the sounds of gun shots. Upon arrival in the area, an officer was flagged down on Harris Avenue near Rio Linda Boulevard by some people who were driving a male that had just been shot on North Avenue.  Fire Department personnel arrived and declared the victim deceased at the scene.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe that an argument began between two groups with gang slurs being said.  A male suspect shot and killed the victim during the confrontation.

The two suspects were described as being male Black adults and driving a dark colored sedan.

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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