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Eighth Elk Grove Holiday Inn murder suspect arrested today

Jahmal Dawson
Police get tip on suspects whereabouts

Detectives from the Elk Grove Police Department have arrested an eighth person in connection with the murder of 18-year old D'Andre Blackwell.

On March 7, 2011, the Elk Grove Police Department received a tip from the Sacramento Citizen’s Crime Alert Program on the location of 18-year-old Jahmal Dawson, who was wanted in connection with the June 5, 2010 homicide of Blackwell. This morning, Detectives from the Elk Grove Police Department arrested Dawson at an apartment complex in Sacramento.

Crime Alert plays a vital role in providing tips from the community to local law enforcement agencies,” said Captain Bryan Noblett. “Because of this tip, our department was able to remove an armed and dangerous person from the community”.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.


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