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Home burns as shootout continues in Auburn

Police-lightsAUBURN, CA – Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies were in a shootout with a suspect holed up in a home in Auburn this afternoon, when the home caught fire.

At approximately 11 a.m. Sunday, a man began firing shots out of a second story window at a home located on the outskirts of Auburn near Industrial Drive, in the Kemper Oaks area.

According to officials the man is barricaded in the home and is believed to be alone. He continues to exchange gunfire with law enforcement personnel and has fired over 100 rounds.

Deputies shot tear gas into the home in an attempt to flush out the suspect. At approximately 3 p.m. smoke could be seen bellowing from the home and residents in the area have been ordered to evacuate.

Update (3:41 p.m.): The first floor of the home is fully engulfed with flames, and deputies have reported seeing the suspect on the ground and on fire, he was not moving. The scene was deemed secure enough for Placer County Fire to move in to extinguish the flames.

Officials are not releasing the mans name, but he is described to be in his 50s. He appears to be alone in the home and officials have not been able to communicate with him.

It’s unknown if the tear gas caused the fire.

 

North Highlands shooting victim identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot and killed by a 13-year-old in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in North Highlands has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the man has been identified as 20-year-old Draven Rafferty, of Sacramento.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, received several calls at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, from residents reporting a loud disturbance between two groups within the apartment complex located in the 6800 block of Walerga Road.

When Deputies arrived at the Summertime Apartments they discovered Rafferty lying on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Medical personnel responded and declared the victim dead at the scene.

Homicide Detectives arrested a 13-year-old the following day. The teen was taken to the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility and charged with manslaughter and robbery.

Because the teen is a juvenile, his name will not be released.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to 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 www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Body of 2 infants found in Colfax storage unit

Police-lightsCOLFAX, CA – The bodies of two small infants were discovered on Nov. 25 at an abandoned storage unit in the town of Colfax, this according to a statement released today by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department..

A storage unit located in the 100 block of Sherwood Court was purchased at auction and when the new owner opened the unit, she immediately noticed a foul odor emanating from the building and contacted authorities.

Deputies responded and discovered the decomposing remains of a fetus or small infant inside a container. The coroner confirmed the discovery and called for detectives from the Crimes Against Persons Unit.

The container was taken to the Placer County morgue for processing and autopsy. During the processing, a second fetus or small infant was found inside the container.

Detectives and the coroner’s office are investigating the circumstances surrounding this discovery and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Mike Simmons at (530) 889-7894.

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 is urged to contact Placer County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-923-8191. Or, report information online and anonymously at www.placercrimestoppers.com. All Crime Stoppers information remains confidential.

 

13-year-old arrested for North Highlands fatal shooting

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection to the fatal shooting at a North Highlands apartment complex.

The teen was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility and charged with manslaughter and robbery.

Because the teen is a juvenile, his name will not be released.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, residents contacted the sheriff’s to report a loud disturbance between two groups within the apartment complex located in the 6800 block of Walerga Road.

When Deputies arrived at the Summertime Apartments they discovered a man in his early 20’s lying on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Medical personnel responded and declared the victim dead at the scene.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to 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 www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

Officials confirm body belongs to Aubrey Andrews

Aubrey Andrews

Aubrey Andrews

ELK GROVE, CA – The Sacramento Coroner’s office has confirmed that the body discovered inside Aubrey Andrew’s vehicle is indeed that of the missing pregnant woman. The cause of death has not been released.

Elk Grove Police discovered the body on Monday inside the vehicle she was reported missing in.

Andrews was reported missing on Saturday.

Elk Grove Police located and recovered the vehicle of Andrews in a parking lot near the 8400 block of Elk Grove Boulevard. Sacramento Police confirmed the vehicle, a 2005 white Toyota Prius with California license plate 5MXZ938, belonged to Andrews. Inside of the vehicle they found the body of a deceased adult female. It has not been confirmed if the body belongs to Andrews.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 20-year-old pregnant Aubrey Andrews vanished from her home located in the 5900 block of Jacinto Avenue at approximately 10 p.m. last Saturday.

Police have said there did not appear to be any obvious sign of foul play.

Deadly shooting in North Highlands

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was shot and killed in a North Highland’s apartment complex Tuesday evening.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 7:30 p.m. residents contacted the sheriff’s to report a loud disturbance between two groups within the apartment complex located in the 6800 block of Walerga Road.

Read: 13-year-old arrested for North Highlands shooting

When Deputies arrived at the Summertime Apartments they discovered a man in his early 20’s lying on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Medical personnel responded and declared the victim dead at the scene.

Homicide Detectives were called in to investigate and currently the potential motive and suspects identity has not yet been determined.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to 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 www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

Man fatality shot in Arden Arcade area identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot Monday evening in Sacramento County has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 23-year-old Jemahl Loharsingh, of Sacramento, was the victim in yesterday’s fatal shooting.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received several reports of gunfire at approximately 5 p.m. on Church Avenue near Bell Street.

Arriving deputies discovered Loharsingh suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting is not yet known. Investigators were interviewing a number of people at the scene and believe there could be multiple suspects involved.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to 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 www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Sacramento County shooting leaves 1 dead

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento Sheriff Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man near the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento County.

According to reports, deputies received several reports of gunfire at approximately 5 p.m. on Church Avenue near Bell Street.

Arriving deputies discovered a black male in his mid-20s who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting is not yet known. Investigators were interviewing a number of people at the scene and believe there could be multiple suspects involved.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to 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 www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Body found in search of missing Aubrey Andrews

Aubrey Andrews

Aubrey Andrews

ELK GROVE, CA – Last night Elk Grove Police discovered a body inside the vehicle of Aubrey Andrews, who went missing on Saturday.

Elk Grove Police located and recovered the vehicle of Andrews in a parking lot near the 8400 block of Elk Grove Boulevard. Sacramento Police confirmed the vehicle, a 2005 white Toyota Prius with California license plate 5MXZ938, belonged to Andrews. Inside of the vehicle they found the body of a deceased adult female. It has not been confirmed if the body belongs to Andrews.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 20-year-old pregnant Aubrey Andrews vanished from her home located in the 5900 block of Jacinto Avenue at approximately 10 p.m. last Saturday.

Police have said there did not appear to be any obvious sign of foul play.

Bodies found in Carmichael home identified

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CARMICHAEL, CA – The two bodies that were found early Friday morning inside a Carmichael home in Sacramento County have been identified. According to reports both had suffered gunshot wounds.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 49-year-old Jon Colbert and 37-year-old Breeze Hubbard belong to the bodies found in the Carmichael home on December 12.

The Sheriff’s Department responded to the home at approximately 7:15 a.m. last Friday. The Sacramento Metro Fire Department requested Sheriff Deputies respond to the residence located in the 5200 block of Kenneth Avenue after they received a report of a male inside the home who was not breathing.

When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they discovered the bodies of a man and a woman inside the home, later identified as Colbert and Hubbard. According to investigators their deaths appeared suspicious in nature.

Detectives were on scene conducting a preliminary investigation of the incident. Though the deaths appear to be suspicious, Detectives have not yet determined a motivating factor or circumstances surrounding their death. A neighborhood canvas and statements are currently being conducted by deputies on scene.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to 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 www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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