City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20111005-168
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Arrests Made in Morey Avenue Murder

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested Vanna Nomesiri and her son, Chinda Nomesiri, for charges related to the death 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 who had been 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 a gunshot wound and injuries to his upper body consistent with blunt force trauma. It has been determined that Cheng died as a result of the gunshot wound and thus, Vanna was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Chinda was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Both arrests took place on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at 9:55 a.m., at the Public Safety Center, 5770 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA. Booking photographs are not available due to the on-going investigation.

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.

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