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Suspect killed in police shootout

Police-lightsSONORA, CA – Sonora police officers shot and killed a man after he opened fire on police.

According to reports, the man was involved in a shootout with police just after 10 p.m. Saturday, after officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun.

When officers pulled over the suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Blvd, the man got out of his vehicle and started firing at police. Two deputies from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department joined Sonora Police in the exchange.

One bystander and an officer were hit by gunfire. The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the bystander was not available.

The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

Solo vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

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ELK GROVE, CA – A man was killed early Saturday morning after the car he was driving left the roadway on Calvine Road in Elk Grove.

According to the Elk Grove Police Department, the driver of a red Mazda MX6, later identified as 25-year-old Christopher Vo, was traveling eastbound on Calvine Road near Cliffcrest Drive just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators determined that Vo, for unknown reasons, lost control of his vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway just east of Cliffcrest Drive. The MX6 crossed over the center median and slammed into several trees, killing Vo.

Vo was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8148.

Body found during welfare check identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man found dead at his home in Sacramento on Monday has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 77-year-old Leo Curry belonged to the body discovered inside a home on the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive Monday afternoon just after 1 p.m.

Police were called out to the home to perform a welfare check on Monday afternoon. When officers arrived they discovered Curry’s body inside the home, in what police are calling a suspicious death.

Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, homicide detectives were called in to investigate. Still no word on the cause of death.

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.

Bicyclist shot in West Sacramento

Police-lightsWEST SACRAMENTO, CA – West Sacramento Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday morning involving a bicyclist.

According to police, at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday, a 42-year-old man riding a bicycle in the area of Proctor and Sycamore Avenues was struck multiple times by gunfire.

Apparently he was riding on the side of the road when a man pulled up and shot the him multiple times. The man survived the shooting.

No other details were available.

Anybody with information is asked to call the West Sacramento Police Department’s Dispatch at (916) 372-3375 or the Crime Tip Hotline at (916) 617-4747.

Pedestrian struck and killed by light-rail

Sacramento Regional TransitRANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A second person in less than a week was struck and killed by a light-rail train Tuesday morning.

According to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, firefighters responded Tuesday morning to the tracks along Folsom Boulevard, near Mather Field Road, after an eastbound train struck a pedestrian. No other details were available.

Read: Teen killed by Regional Transit train

Last Thursday, 15-year-old Mariah Burgess was killed near Coloma Road and Folsom Boulevard, about 200 yards away from today’s tragic accident.

2 women arrested in stabbing death

Taiish Immonique Simon  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Taiish Immonique Simon
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – Two women have been arrested for the Sunday stabbing death of a man in Sacramento.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Detectives arrested 44-year-old Monica Njoku and 38-year-old Taiish Immonique Simon in connection with the death of a 35-year-old male that happened Sunday evening.

Njoku and Simon were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on Monday for homicide charges relating to the incident. Detectives are still searching for a third suspect who fled from the scene prior to the arrival of Sheriff Deputies. He is described as a black male in his late 30’s to early 40’s, who may have injuries from the altercation.

Detectives believe the initial argument between the victim and the suspects was related to a landlord/tenant issue. At least one of the suspects was known to the victim.

Deputies received several calls about a verbal altercation on the 8100 block of Stevenson Avenue in South Sacramento Sunday afternoon just after 5. When deputies arrived they discovered the victim suffering from stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Anyone having information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

1 dead in Sacramento shooting

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Sacramento apartment complex on Monday night.

According to police, officers were called to the 7300 block of 29th Street regarding a shooting just after 9 p.m. Monday.

Arriving officers discovered an 18-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Florin Meadows Apartment complex. Despite emergency personnel performing life-saving measures, the victim died at the scene.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene and believe the shooting may have stemmed from drug activity.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information about this incident to contact 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.

 

 

 

Welfare check turns into homicide investigation

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – Police are investigating the suspicious death of a person after conducting a welfare check.

According to police, Sacramento Police Officers responded to the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive at approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday for a welfare check.

Arriving officers discovered a body inside the residence. Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, homicide detectives were called in to investigate.

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.

South Sacramento argument leaves 1 dead

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was stabbed to death during an argument Sunday afternoon in the South Sacramento area.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Detectives are investigating the death of a black male in his mid-30’s, who was stabbed to death at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies received several calls about a verbal altercation on the 8100 block of Stevenson Avenue in South Sacramento Sunday afternoon. When deputies arrived they discovered a man suffering from stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect had fled the scene.

Detectives are currently developing information on the suspect description and motive at this time. Anyone with information relating to this incident, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at http://www.sacsheriff.com/, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Early morning fire guts business

Simply Brilliant Printing Credit: Sac Metro

Simply Brilliant Printing
Credit: Sac Metro

SACRAMENTO, CA – A little after 5 a.m. Saturday morning a fire tore through two businesses on Howe Avenue in the Arden area.

According to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, crews responded to the area after receiving multiple calls about flames being visible in a commercial strip mall located at 925 Howe Avenue.

Credit: Sac Metro

Credit: Sac Metro

Crews arrived to find multiple units well involved with fire.

Firefighters forced entry into the building in an attempt to fight the blaze from within, but as the fires intensity grew, firefighters evacuated the building and exited off the roof. A second alarm went out as crews tried to contain the damage.

Firefighters from both Sac Metro and Sacramento Fire worked together to extinguish the fire.

According to Simply Brilliant Press’ website they currently occupy the space at 925 Howe Avenue. Simply Brilliant Press has two locations in the Sacramento area, one in Rancho Cordova and the other on Howe Avenue. They offer printing services including marketing brochures, stationary and large format color printing.

Arson investigators are on the scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

There were no injuries reported.

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