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. 20111024-181
Monday, October 24, 2011

Police Investigate Murder on Traction Avenue

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the murder of a 25-year-old male found on Traction Avenue.

On Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 10:13 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Traction Avenue on a subject who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to the hospital where he was later declared deceased.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to investigate.  At this time, detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that led to this homicide. However, they have yet to identify a suspect(s) or motive.  

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.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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