City of Sacramento Police Department

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

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20111021-177
Friday, October 21, 2011

Suspect from Car Wash Homicide in Custody

On October 20, 2011, The Sacramento Police Department arrested 21-year-old Amoura Dawson for the murder of Audie Hogue.  Dawson had a recent address in North Sacramento.

 On September 14, 2011 at 7:09 a.m., officers responded to the 3600 block of Marysville Boulevard regarding a deceased male.  Officers arrived on scene and located Hogue in the parking lot of an abandoned car wash.  Hogue sustained upper body trauma.  It is believed that an argument between Hogue and Dawson escalated to a physical confrontation.  Detectives are still seeking persons with information related to this murder.

 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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