City of Sacramento Police Department

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For Immediate Release No. 20111221-212
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Police Seek help Identifying Murder Suspects

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking the community's help in identifying the suspects involved in the murder of 23-year-old Vanthoeun Som.

On Sunday, November 12, 2011, at 1:42 a.m., officers were hailed regarding a fight that had just occurred in the parking garage at 15th Street and K Street. Officers discovered 3 victims who had been stabbed during the altercation. Som later died from his injuries.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene.  At this time, detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that led to the homicide. The motive for this murder and the confrontation between the suspects and the victims is unknown.

The suspects were described as two male Blacks who fled the scene on foot. The suspects were seen exiting a local club (picture #1) and entering the parking garage (picture #2). The suspects are the male in the striped shirt and the male in front of him, in the white shirt.

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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