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Watt Avenue North Sacramento Homicide Investigation

At 0959 a.m. on Tuesday October 20, 2020, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received several calls from citizens on the 7400 block of Watt Avenue in North Sacramento regarding shots being fired.  Callers stated a vehicle in the parking lot was the subject of gun fire.

Deputies arrived on scene and saw an adult male subject slumped over in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.  Fire arrived immediately after the discovery and pronounced the subject deceased.

Homicide detectives are investigating and witness interviews are still being conducted. No suspect information is available.

The identity of the victim in this case will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after identification and notification of next of kin.

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 Rod Grassmann

Sheriff’s Spokesman



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