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March 23, 2017

Arrest Made in Foothill Farms Homicide

In the late evening hours of March 22, 2017,  Souksavanh Phetvongkham, 43, of North Highlands was arrested for the March 21st homicide which occurred near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Jackson Street.  He was located in the Fair Oaks area by detectives of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, and taken into custody without incident.

A little after 8:00 p.m. on March 21, 2017, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 911 call regarding a physical fight between two males in the area of Madison Avenue and Jackson Street in Sacramento.

Deputies responded to the area, and were unable to locate any fight or victims.  Approximately 20 minutes later, a male victim in his early 30’s was transported by private vehicle and arrived at a local hospital.  The victim was suffering from multiple stab wounds, and was rushed into the emergency room in critical condition.  The victim succumbed to his injuries hours later, and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  It was later determined through witness statements the victim was one of the parties involved in the fight on Jackson Street.

Phetvongkham was arrested for murder and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.  He is currently ineligible for bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on March 27, 2017.

The identity of the victim in this case will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office, after notification has been made to his next of kin. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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