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February 24, 2020

Update to Homicide Investigation on Starrlyn Way

Sacramento County homicide detectives booked 31-year-old Akeim McFadden (see attached photo) on charges related to the homicide of 47-year-old George Nixon. McFadden was already in custody on unrelated charges.

Detectives believe McFadden and Nixon had a verbal altercation the night before the homicide. McFadden shot Nixon in the backyard of a home, where Nixon had been sleeping in a tent with his girlfriend.

McFadden was also booked on charges related to a shooting in the 9900 block of Aries Way in Rancho Cordova on June 24, 2019. McFadden shot a 36-year-old male who survived his injuries.


At approximately 6 a.m. on November 19, 2019, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call regarding an injured male at a residence in the 2100 block of Starrlyn Way in Rancho Cordova.

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     

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office/

Rancho Cordova Police Department

Click for full size photo Akeim McFadden, 31

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