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. 20120210-017
Friday, February 10, 2012

Homicide Suspect in Custody

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 36-year-old Antoine Blessett for the murder of 20-year-old Christopher Sisoukchaleun.

On Thursday, February 09, 2012, at 2:00 a.m., police responded to a call of a man who had been shot in the 1900 block of Del Paso Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim had been shot multiple times in the upper body.  Medical personal transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Witnesses provided a suspect vehicle description along with a license plate.  Suspect Blessett was found to be the registered owner.  He was located later that day near the crime scene driving a different vehicle.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Homicide Detectives believe the altercation ensued over the purchase of alcohol and was possibly gang related.  Blessett's mug shot will not be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

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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