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. 20130419-054
Friday, April 19, 2013

Man Found Fatally Shot

On Friday, April 19, 2013, at approximately 7:53 p.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 600 block of Plaza Avenue regarding reports of a subject shot.

Officers arrived and located the Black male adult victim near the courtyard area of an apartment complex. The victim was determined to be in his twenties and appeared to have suffered at least one gunshot wound to his upper body.  Just after 8:00 p.m. fire department personnel pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. 

It is unknown at this time what precipitated the deadly shooting.  The initial investigation by responding officers revealed witnesses that heard multiple shots being fired.    

Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called out to assist with the investigation. There is no known motive at this time and no arrests related to this incident have been made.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact the Communications 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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