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. 20120724-102
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Police Investigate North Area Shooting

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a shooting that leaves one man in critical condition and another in police custody.

On Monday, July 23, 2012, at 9:05 p.m., officers were called to the 100 block of Stanford Avenue on a report of shooting. Officers arrived and found the 41-year-old victim on the ground with gunshot wounds to his upper body.  The 50-year-old suspect was contacted at the scene, identified and taken into police custody without incident. 

The suspect had reportedly shot his daughter's boyfriend multiple times.  The firearm was recovered at the scene and investigators have yet to determine a motive.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded.  At this time, detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that led to this incident. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this shooting 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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