City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20130101-001
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Suspect Caught In Double Homicide

On Monday, December 31, 2012, at approximately 9:38 p.m., Sacramento police officers responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 1000 block of 2nd Street.  Officers immediately arrived and found five people shot, two of which were later pronounced deceased at the scene.

An argument erupted inside a bar located at the corner of 2nd and K Streets.  The argument then escalated into a physical altercation and an employee went to break up the fight.   During the fight a male suspect presented a gun and fired several rounds toward the subjects he was fighting with. A 30-year-old female, a 35-year-old male and an employee in his 20s were shot.  The female victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her lower body, but the male victim and the employee, did not survive the multiple gunshot wounds.  Both died at the scene.

An armed security guard that was near a side door heard the gunshots, confronted the suspect inside the bar and the two exchanged gunfire.   Both the suspect and the security guard sustained gunshot wounds from their exchange. 

The suspect, still armed with the gun ran from the bar toward crowded city streets and was immediately taken into custody by responding police.  The suspect and the security guard were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. 

The 22-year-old suspect remains in police custody while being treated at a local hospital.   The identity of the suspect is temporarily being withheld while investigation is underway. 

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to investigate. At this time, detectives are actively investigating and contacting all subjects involved in the incident.  Two guns were recovered at the scene.  No further information is available at this time.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this homicide 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.

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