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
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20120318-035
Sunday, March 18, 2012

Suspect Dies of Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound after Committing Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a female, Black, in her late 20s.

On March 18, 2012, at 12:10 a.m., police responded to the 1600 block of Meadowview Road regarding a shooting at a home.  Upon arrival, police located two victims who had suffered gunshot wounds.  A female black in her late 20s was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The second victim, a male, Black in his early 20s was shot in the lower body with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was known to the victims and a description of him and his vehicle were provided to police.  Several minutes later the suspect was located driving just outside of the city limits in Elk Grove.  Officers from both the Sacramento Police Department and the Elk Grove Police Department stopped the vehicle at Franklin Boulevard and Sims Road.  Before officers approached, the suspect fatally shot himself while seated inside his car.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to investigate.  It was later determined that the victims were in a dating relationship and the suspect was the female's estranged husband.

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.

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