City of Sacramento Police Department

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

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20120131-010
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Police Investigate Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man.

On Monday, January 30, 2012, at 7:08 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man who had been shot in the 100 block of Bicentennial Circle. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body. Medical personnel declared him deceased at the scene.

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 the homicide. They have determined that the victim was involved in a narcotic transaction at the time of the murder.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center 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.

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

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