The Sacramento Police Department is releasing a composite sketch of a suspect wanted for attempted murder.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 2:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the fire station in the 3700 block of 47th Avenue on a male who had been shot. The victim was transported to the hospital with very serious injuries.
The victim and a friend had exited a business in the 2800 block of Franklin Boulevard and approached their car. They noticed a newer white Chevy Malibu (or similar model) was parked next to them. They entered their vehicle and drove south on Franklin Boulevard.
A short time later, the victim noticed that the same vehicle was following them and honking at them. In the area of Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge Road, the suspect vehicle stopped and the suspects yelled at the victim. One occupant of the suspect vehicle pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The friend in the victim's car sped off and took the victim to the fire station.
The suspects were described as #1, the driver, a male Black 18-25 years old, medium to dark complexion, slender build with short black hair. He was clean shaven with puffy lips and had tattoos on his left arm. He was wearing a white or light blue t-shirt. #2 was a male Black 18-25 years old, medium to dark complexion with short hair, a slender face and prominent cheek bones. The attached composite drawing is of the driver and the vehicle pictured is one similar to the suspect vehicle.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact dispatch 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.