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Homicide At Howe Avenue And Whippoorwill Lane

On June 15, 2010, at 1:42 a.m., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Communications Center received a call regarding gunshots heard in the area of Howe Avenue and Whippoorwill Lane. A deputy performing a vehicle stop in the area heard the gunshots and drove to that location. The deputy discovered a 50-year-old male lying in the street and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The deputy performed cardio pulmonary resuscitation on the victim until paramedics arrived and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Sheriff’s Homicide detectives were told the victim was walking on Howe Avenue when a vehicle stopped and three men got out, approached the victim and started fighting with him. During the fight, one of the suspects produced an unknown type gun and shot the victim multiple times. The suspects then got back into the vehicle and fled from the scene. The witness was unable to provide a description of the suspects or the suspect vehicle. A motive for the murder has not been established.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is urged to call Sheriff’s Homicide detectives at (916) 874-5057, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP; or send a text message tip by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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