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June 17, 2017

Arrests Made in South Sacramento Homicide

Sheriff’s Homicide detectives arrested two 15-year-old males for the murder of a 38-year-old male and the assault of two other adult males shot on 23rd Avenue in South Sacramento last night.  They were booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall early this morning.

A little after 7:30 p.m. on June 16, 2017, a shooting occurred in a parking lot near the intersection of 23rd Avenue and 42nd Street in South Sacramento.  A Sacramento Police officer was driving on 23rd Avenue when they were waved down by a citizen, who stated a male was shot and lying on the ground.  The officer was further advised two suspects fled on foot north on 42nd Street.  The officer located two juvenile males matching the description running on 42nd Street.  Both suspects  were detained, and one was found to have a firearm in his possession.

Deputies responded to the scene and located three victims suffering from gunshot wounds.  A 38-year-old male sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body.  Sheriff’s deputies and Sacramento Police officers immediately started life-saving measures.  That victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other two victims were a 35-year-old male and a 47-year-old male.  The 35-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the lower body.  The 47-year-old male victim sustained gunshot wounds to the upper body and lower body.  Both victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening wounds, and are expected to survive.

Detectives believe an argument occurred between one of the suspects and the victim.  The suspect left the area and returned with the second suspect.  A physical fight ensued between the victim and the suspects.  One of the suspects produced a gun, and fired several shots striking all three victims.  Detectives are still trying to determine whether all three victims were targeted.

The identity of the deceased 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. 


Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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