Help Identify this Shooting Suspect Sheriff's detectives are looking for the public's assistance to identify a man responsible for shooting a 10 year-old boy two weeks ago. The suspect (see attached composite sketch) is described as a Hispanic male, between 20-30 years of age. He is believed to possibly have a scar on the side of his forehead. On April 20, 2013 at approximately 11:15 p.m., the 10 year-old victim was standing with friends in front of a residence in the 6300 block of Whitecliff Way in North Highlands. A black vehicle with several occupants drove up to the victim, and one of the occupants said something to the juveniles standing outside the home. The suspect, a passenger in
Multiple shots were fired into the Buckhorn Grill restaurant at 18th and L early Friday morning, breaking windows and hitting the front windows of the adjacent apartment lobby, immediately north of the restaurant. There was no report of shots fired in the area, according to the Sacramento Police Department. California Highway Patrol officers discovered the broken windows and bullet holes on routine patrol. An investigation is underway. Officers believe they will be able to find surveillance footage from surrounding businesses, but won’t be able to secure that footage until the businesses open later in the morning.
A man was killed early Friday morning in South Oak Park after being shot multiple times. At 35th Street and 26th Avenue, police responded to reports of shots fired in the area and found a man lying in the street shortly after 4 a.m. The man, who was in his 20s, was unresponsive and appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds. Sacramento Fire Department personnel declared the man dead at the scene. Sacramento Police Department homicide investigators were called to the scene and are continuing the investigation. "At this time there is no known motive for this deadly shooting and detectives continue to investigate this incident," a SPD press release stated. A dark sedan was seen in the ar
What a week – Journalism Open 2013 submissions are in, so all of our contributors can kick back and relax this weekend. Before you rush out to stock up on burgers, beer and bean dip, take a minute to make sure you didn't miss anything on The Sacramento Press. This week's top content below. Community Contribution: 5. Old and young jitterbug together in intergenerational program by Nancy Flagg, photos by Phil Kemp 4. Opinion: A pre-show fiasco at Shawn Colvin by Steve Martarano 3. Verge Center for the Arts poised to push limits by Stephania Erkenbrecher, photos by Phil Kemp 2. Opinion re: City to vote on medical cannabis ordinance Jan. 29 by Ron Mullins 1. Local chef on ABC's 'The Tas
Police arrested a man suspected of a "cycle-by" shooting Tuesday afternoon on 37th Street. A home on the 3300 block of 37th Street was hit with gunfire by a known suspect, who reportedly rode by on a bicycle and fired multiple shots at the victim's home, according to the Sacramento Police Department. No one inside was injured, and officers canvassed the area. During a follow-up investigation, the suspect – Elias Rizak, 36 – was found at his home, along with a firearm. He was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including shooting into an inhabited dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon, and negligent discharge of a firearm. The incident occurred at 1:57 p.m.
The owner of a business on 16th Street was shot in the face Friday afternoon and is being treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening wounds. “It was gross,” said Sera Macseng, the owner of 16th Street Donuts. “I have never seen anything live like that.” According to Macseng, the owner of the pawn shop came out holding a gun and walking in a daze with blood covering half of his face. The business – La Paloma Cash and Gold, at 523 16th Street – is adjacent to a strip mall on F Street. Police say the incident started as a robbery and quickly escalated, and that the victim returned gunfire either at the suspect and/or a car. One witness, Elias Rodriguez, said two Hispanic men
TGIF, am I right? Fingers crossed as the 49ers take on the Falcons this Saturday, and don’t forget that BaconFest starts on Sunday. Whether you prefer pigskin or pork fat, take a minute before heading out for the weekend to make sure you didn’t miss anything this week on The Sacramento Press. Community Contribution: 5. Outside the Cage: Max 'Pain' Griffin by Ahsan Awan Ahsan Awan offered a preview of what’s in store at this year’s West Coast Fighting Championship that included an interview with local fighter Max “Pain” Griffin. 4. The state of medical cannabis in the city of Sacramento by Ron Mullins First-time contributor Ron Mullins tracked the history of our state and city’s relati
Police are investigating the deadly drive-by shooting of a young man in Oak Park, but haven't released a suspect or vehicle description, and have no known motive. The incident occurred Thursday on the 3100 block of 39th Street at 12:44 p.m., Sacramento Police Department Spokesman Doug Morse said. The victim – identified as 19-year-old Anthony Navarro – was shot multiple times while on foot near the suspect vehicle, and died later at the hospital, police say. Police had detained several people who may have been witnesses, at Martin Luther King and 7th Avenue, and a large number of officers – including some from the gang unit – were on scene. Several shell casings could be seen on the gr
A woman was found shot at the Chevron gas station on 65th Street and S streets in Sacramento early Saturday morning. The Sheriff's office sent out the following information in a press release: "At approximately 3:15 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the aforementioned intersection in response to a call from the Sacramento Police Department. When SPD arrived at the scene for an accident investigation, it was discovered that a 20 year-old woman had sustained a gunshot wound to her upper body. Preliminary investigation suggested that the vehicle the victim was in had been struck by gunfire at a different location, within the county of Sacramento. Detectives are investigating a possibl
A woman was shot in Midtown Friday night when she resisted a man who was trying to steal her purse, according to police. The shooting occurred just after 10:30 p.m. on the 800 Block of 27th Street, half a block from where a community meeting on public safety was held Thursday night to address crime in Midtown. The 34-year-old victim was shot in the arm, with the bullet traveling through to her chest, and was transported to a hospital in stable condition, according to Lieutenant Wendy Brown of the Sacramento Police Department. The woman was attending a party and had stepped outside when she was approached by the suspect, police said. "It sounded like a gun shot, and then a woman starti
It’s time for the first Top Five Fridays of 2013! Scroll down for The Sacramento Press’s most-viewed articles of the past seven days. Community Contribution 5. New Year’s Eve fireworks in Old Sac | Photos by Kati Garner Making one of her regular appearances on Top Five Fridays, Kati Garner comes in at No. 5 with another great photo journal. 4. Django Unchained by Luke Soin This movie is HOT right now. In the words of Mr. Soin, “People are throwing the word masterpiece around this movie like they throw cigarette butts on the ground at a Depeche Mode concert, and rightly so.” 3. Tune up cycling skills with free Bikeology 101 Workshop by Bonnie Osborn Free bike info? Sign me up! Don’t wo
UPDATE - On Friday, January 4, 2013, a male and female associated with Carlito Montoya were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon related to this incident. Amber Scholz-36 is believed to have instigated the altercation and her husband Charles Fowler-Scholz-34, was involved in the physical fight that preceded the deadly shooting. No further details are available at this time. UPDATE - Suspect identification: According to a Sacramento Police update, the suspect, 22-year-old Carlito Montoya, is in police custody in an area hospital. Montoya is receiving medical treatment for multiple gunshot wounds. A 22-year-old man wanted in connection with a New Year's Eve shooting in Old Sacra
Sacramento Police Public Information Officer Dough Morse explains what happen during a disturbance at the Arden Fair Mall on Wednesday, Dec. 26: <[ View the story "Update: Arden Fair back open after teens start huge ruckus in food court " on Storify] Update: Arden Fair back open after teens start huge ruckus in food court Storified by The Sacramento Press· Thu, Dec 27 2012 07:48:50 Three teens were arrested yesterday at the Arden Fair Mall after a mass brawl involving a group of about 20 juveniles who were caught on camera throwing signs and pushing people in the food court, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The incident caused a mass exodus from the mall as panicke
Police arrested 35-year-old Elpidio Tellez on Thursday for the shooting death at 15th and S streets Wednesday night, Public Information Officer Doug Morse said Friday. "An outside agency ended up arresting someone on warrants, and through investigative leads we realized that was the shooter," Morse said, adding that it's not Sacramento Police Department policy to discuss which outside agency was involved. Details at this point are scant, and no motive was given for the shooting. Police responded to gunshots at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, and when they arrived on the scene, a man in his 30s was dead outside the Monte Carlo Club. To read more about the search that night, click here.
The fatal shooting of a man walking near 28th and J streets in Midtown early Saturday morning has nearby residents concerned about a perceived connection between violence and the local bar scene, but Sutter District business owners say there is no cause for alarm. “Midtown is a safe district,” Midtown Business Association Executive Director Elizabeth Studebaker said Monday. “It’s not the kind of place where we’re accustomed to this kind of violence. It’s definitely not the norm for us.” The Sutter District is a popular destination and draws thousands of people each week, according to Studebaker. That concentration of people can create occasional problems, she said, but not unlike any oth
After the shooting death of a 32-year old man Friday night near 28th and J streets, Midtown residents are responding with a protest of an alcohol license, and pleas for Mayor Kevin Johnson to act. “This issue has not yet been dealt with a long-term sustainable manner and now someone has died from gun violence,” George Raya and Julie Murphy wrote in a press release from the Marshall School/New Era Neighborhood Association. [See the full text of the press release below] Sacramento County Coroner identified Friday’s shooting victim as Joseph A. Long of Carmichael. Long was a bystander and not involved in the incident, according to police. “One of my close friends that made an incredible di
Additional efforts will be made by the Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento Sheriff's Department to prevent youth involvement in gangs by promoting interactions between police officers and the youth. The mayor is calling this approach a paradigm shift, and it will be part of Sacramento's first comprehensive plan for gang prevention, Mayor Kevin Johnson announced Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club on Lemon Hill Avenue. The emphasis of the program will be heavy on prevention and intervention instead of just enforcement and incarceration, according to the mayor. Johnson said the program will focus on school literacy enrichment, strengthening the relationship between the Sacramento com
Sacramento, CA | Friends were saying good-bye for the evening downtown when shots rang out and two people were injured. As friends were enjoying the wonderful evening air outside Capitol Garage early Saturday morning and getting ready to part ways, a black male wearing a hoody walked by and shot into the crowed, per Sargent Wendy Brown of the Sacramento Police Department. Brown stated that two women were struck by the shooters bullets. One sustained a significant gunshot wound to the leg while the other woman was grazed in the leg. They were transported to the hospital via paramedics. “We are assuming the women were not the intended targets. There were no problems going on at the club,”
The Sacramento Police Department has arrested a suspect responsible for a shooting that injured a 21-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy. On November 26, 2010, the two victims were walking to Panda Express in the shopping complex located on 19th and S Street. Two suspects that were also walking in the area got into a verbal confrontation with the victims over gang affiliation. One of the suspects, a 16-year-old male Hispanic, pulled out a gun and shot at the 21-year-old. The shooting resulted in both the 21-year-old and a 10-year-old being shot. Both victims received non-life threatening injuries. Through a tip, detectives were able to identify the involved subjects and on December 7, 201
Sacramento, CA | A drive-by shooting in South Sacramento leaves one wounded and area homes pelted with gun fire. A drive-by shooting occurred in the 5500 block of Sampson Blvd Tuesday night in the evening. The victim was making a U-Turn in front of his home on Sampson when suspects in a dark colored sedan opened fire on his vehicle with a large caliber weapon, per SacPD spokesman. Several rounds hit the victims vehicle shattering the passenger and drivers side glass. One round went through the passenger side door striking the victim in the butt-ox. The victim was transported to UCD via paramedics. Rounds did travel across Fruitridge Blvd striking a home on the other side of the street. Th