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. 20110809-133
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Man Dies After Being Shot Last Week

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting of 23-year-old Raymond Johnson who died eight days after being shot. 

On July 30, 2011, at 12:44 a.m., officers responded to a person shot in the 5700 block of Mack Road.  Upon arrival, officers found Raymond Johnson suffering from critical gunshot wounds.  Johnson was transported to the hospital.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Based on the investigation thus far, detectives believe that Raymond Johnson was at the apartment to commit a home invasion, armed with a knife, and wearing a mask.  The resident shot Johnson as he forced his way into the apartment.

On August 7, 2011, Johnson died from his injuries.  Detectives are still investigating the circumstances that led up to the incident.

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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