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. 20120818-117
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left a male in his 30s deceased. 

On August 18, 2012 at 12:35 a.m., police were called to 28th and J Street regarding the sounds of gunshots and a male who had been shot.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim in a parking lot with a gunshot wound.  Medical personnel arrived on scene and 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 the scene.   It was reported that shots were fired during an altercation between two groups near 28th and J Street.  Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the victim had no involvement in the dispute and was hit by one of the rounds fired across the parking lot.  Detectives are continuing to actively investigate the circumstances that led to this homicide. 

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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