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August 15, 2017

Detectives Investigating South Sacramento Homicide

A little after 1:30 p.m. on August 15, 2017, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 911 call regarding a man shot in the 3000 block of 52nd Avenue in South Sacramento.

Deputies responded to the scene and located a male victim in his early 40’s, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.  Deputies immediately began life saving measures. Sacramento Metro Fire responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  The victim was located on the ground just outside an auto body shop where he was employed.

Homicide detectives are on-scene and beginning their investigation.  Detectives received initial information that a argument and physical altercation occurred prior to the victim being shot.  There is no suspect description at this time.

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 Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).


Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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