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. 20120811-110
Saturday, August 11, 2012

Police Investigate Homicide

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 26-year-old male. 

On August 11, 2012, at approximately 3:15 a.m., police responded to the 2500 block of Traction Avenue regarding a subject who had been shot.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body.  Medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. 

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  At this time, detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that led to the homicide. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. 

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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