Christmas day shooting suspect sought

13-344205 suspect Sketch version 2 SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying a suspect in the shooting death of 15-year-old Brayan Castanon of Sacramento on Christmas day.

The composite sketches of the suspect are from two separate witnesses. The suspect is described as being a black male in his late teens, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 140 to 160 pounds, with twisted hair.

On Wednesday December 25 the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 7400 block of 29th Street around 9:44 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived they found Castanon suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

As officers continued their investigation it was discovered that there were multiple victims struck by gunfire.13-344205 Suspect Sketch version 2.1

Medical staff at a local hospital notified police of a teenage victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. It was later determined to be related to the incident on 29th Street.

A short time later, a third teenaged shooting victim was found in the area of the scene and taken to the hospital by police and treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

According to witnesses, the victims were with a group of teens who were approached by two suspects on foot. A verbal argument ensued and both suspects pulled guns and started firing at the group. The suspects are believed to be adults.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). 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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