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. 20110825-146
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Police Investigate Murder

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a male.

On Thursday, August 25, 2011, at 7:06 a.m., a passerby called in regarding a male lying on the driveway.  Both the Sacramento Police and Fire Department responded to the 7300 block of 19th Street and located the male.  Medical personnel declared him deceased at the scene.  It appears as though the victim, a male in his 40's suffered from a gunshot wound.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  At this time, detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that led to the murder.  Based on the preliminary investigation, very few details are known at this time and detectives have yet to identify a suspect or motive.

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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