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. 20120422-053
Sunday, April 22, 2012

Homicide Unit Investigates South Sacramento Shooting

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 25-year-old male Hispanic.

On Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 1:03 a.m., police responded to the 4500 block of Arlington Avenue regarding a man who had been shot.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who had been shot in the upper body. Medical personal transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced 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 the homicide.  The victim may have been talking to a couple of individuals prior to the shooting. 

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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