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. 20110907-155
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Arrest Made In Labor Day Weekend Shooting

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested Oscar Gaspar for the murder of 26-year-old Jesus Garcia.

On September 4th, 2011, at 1:36 a.m., officers received a call to the 6800 block of Fruitridge Road on a subject who had been shot outside of a bar.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim who had been shot multiple times.  He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed both the victim and the suspect encountered each other outside of the bar where the victim was shot. The investigation led to the identification of the suspect as Oscar Gaspar, 21.

On September 6, 2011, Gaspar was contacted at Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road where he was taken into custody without incident. The efforts of the Career Criminal Apprehension Team were instrumental in locating this murder suspect and in his ultimate arrest. Due to the ongoing investigation, his booking photograph is not available.

There were several people in the area at the time of the shooting and 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

The Mission of the Sacramento Police Department is to work in partnership with the Community to
protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our City.