City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20111012-170
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Police Seek Help to Find Murder Suspect

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking help from the community in locating Augustine Aranda.

On March 8, 2011, at approximately 5:45 a.m., officers responded to reports of gun shots near 21st Avenue and Franklin Boulevard.  Officers arrived finding 48-year-old Mark Colquitt shot. He was transported to an area hospital and later died from his injuries.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Detectives received information that led to the identification of 28-year-old Augustine Aranda as the suspect in this murder. Aranda is described as a male Hispanic, 5'7, 220 lbs., brown hair, and brown eyes.

On March 10, 2011, Sacramento Police detectives with the assistance of the Citrus Heights Police Department searched a house in the 7500 block of St. Philomena Way in Citrus Heights, California for the suspect but did not locate him.  Investigators believe the suspect is still in the Sacramento region and is hoping that someone will call us with his whereabouts.

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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