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. 20110922-163
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Police Investigate Murder On Morey Avenue

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the murder of 29-year-old Vue Cheng.

On Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 3:11 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Morey Avenue on a call of a male shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered Cheng, who was declared deceased at the scene.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene. At this time, detectives believe that the two residents were awoken by noise in the backyard. The residents found at least one male (Cheng) attempting to steal marijuana plants from the backyard. The two residents confronted him.

When officers arrived, they found Cheng with at least one gunshot wound and injuries to his upper body consistent with blunt force trauma. The cause and circumstances surrounding his death is under investigation. Detectives have discovered that the residents possessed marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact dispatch at (916) 264-5471 or 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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