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. 20121015-141
Monday, October 15, 2012

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

On Monday, October 15, 2012, at approximately 5:32 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Battle Creek Circle for a report of a shooting.  Dispatch had received a call from a man stating that he had just accidentally shot his girlfriend thinking she was an intruder.

Officers arrived and contacted the 34-year-old female who had sustained a gunshot wound to her upper body. The Sacramento Fire Department responded and transported the victim; however she later succumbed to her injuries. The boyfriend has been cooperative with homicide investigators. 

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are on scene investigating the case.  Additional details are not available as the investigation is still ongoing.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this case to contact 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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