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. 20120616-083
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old male.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 12:41 a.m., officers responded to the 7800 block of Detroit Boulevard on a report of gunfire.  Upon arrival, police located the victim who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the upper body.  A witness advised there were sounds of a verbal altercation prior to the shooting.

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

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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