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August 16, 2017

Arrest Made in South Sacramento Homicide

Early this morning, Sheriff’s Homicide detectives arrested Cansio Santiago Ramirez, 47, of Sacramento for the murder of 37-year-old Arnulfo Soto which occurred on the afternoon of August 15, 2017.  Ramirez was located at his residence by members of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau and was arrested without incident.

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

Deputies responded to the scene and located the victim, who was 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 the auto repair shop.

Detectives believe the victim and another male got into a dispute regarding a purchase of a vehicle.  That dispute led to a physical altercation between those two parties.  At some point during the fight, Ramirez produced a gun and shot the victim in the upper torso.  Ramirez was not part of the physical altercation, but rather a third party at the auto repair shop.  Ramirez then fled the scene after the shooting.

Ramirez was arrested for murder and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail.  He is currently ineligible for bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on August 18, 2017.

Homicide detectives are not releasing the booking photo of Ramirez at this time.  Further investigation still needs to be completed by detectives, and the release of the booking photo at this time may compromise the case.


Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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