City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
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Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20151104-127
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Spencer Stone Stabbing – Suspect Arrested

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested 28-year-old James Tran for the attempted murder of United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Spencer Stone.

On October 8, 2015, Staff Sergeant Stone had been out with four friends at “Badlands”, a local Sacramento nightclub, in the 2000 block of K Street.   Just after midnight, Stone was stabbed multiple times during a physical altercation. 

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During the course of the investigation, detectives interviewed a number of witnesses and received information from the community that ultimately led to the identification of suspect Tran (pictured below).

This morning, Tran was taken into custody by Sacramento Police detectives in Elk Grove, California after an arrest warrant was issued by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, for the charge of Attempted Murder. 

This investigation continues to be active and ongoing.  Detectives encourage any witnesses who can provide additional information regarding this case to please 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.

James Tran

James Tran

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