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October 24, 2019

**Update** Homicide Investigation in South Sacramento

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives made an arrest related to the death of a male as a result of an assault in the 6800 block of 65th Street in Sacramento. 40-year-old Latanya Mason of Sacramento (see attached photo) was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges related to this homicide.

Detectives do not believe there are any outstanding suspects at this time. No motive is currently known and the relationship between the suspects and victim is still being investigated. No additional information is available at this time.

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


A little before 11:30 p.m. on October 22, 2019, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call regarding a female assaulting a male in the 6800 block of 65th Street in Sacramento. Deputies arrived at the scene and located an unidentified male victim unresponsive on the ground with injuries to the upper body. Deputies immediately began life saving measures. Sacramento Metro Fire responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The original press release can be found here:

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

Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson

Click for full size photo Latanya Mason, 40

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