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Man shot and killed in Carmichael

Police-lightsCARMICHAEL, CA – A man was shot and killed at the Marconi Garden apartment complex in Carmichael Saturday night.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department started receiving calls at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday regarding a man being shot in the courtyard area of the complex, located in the 4700 block of Marconi Avenue.

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When deputies arrived on scene, they found a man shot and immediately started performing CPR on the victim. Medical personnel arrived and declared the man dead at the scene.

It’s unknown if the victim was from the apartment complex.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are investigating and are looking for information on the motive of this shooting and identity of the subject(s) involved.  Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).


Sacramento man found dead in Placer County field

Ruben Rivera

Ruben Rivera

SACRAMENTO, CA – Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies on Wednesday discovered the body of a Sacramento man in a field near Watt Avenue and Baseline Road.

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According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, the body was found on January 15, after the Placer County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in a field. Upon arrival the deputy’s discovered a deceased man inside the vehicle.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department contacted Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives after it was discovered the victim may be related to an ongoing investigation in Sacramento County.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the victim was 20-year-old Ruben Rivera of Sacramento.

UPDATE (12:55 p.m.) – Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives have determined that the vehicle which contained Rivera’s body was a 1992 Toyota Tacoma truck. Rivera was reported missing along with the truck on Dec. 22. He was last seen in the 6400 block of Stoneman Drive in North Highlands.

Detectives say it is likely the vehicle and body were in the field for a few weeks, citing it was obscured from view on a piece of property that is seldom used this time of year. The cause of death has not been released.

The Homicide Detectives are continuing to investigate this case and ask that anyone with information relating to the disappearance and/or discovery of Ruben Rivera and the Toyota Tacoma vehicle contact the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

18-year-old passenger dies in single vehicle accident

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – An 18-year old man is dead after the car he was riding in struck a pole Tuesday morning.

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According to the Sacramento Police Department, the driver of the vehicle was driving in the area of Duckhorn Drive and Far Niente Way just after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a pole.

The driver, an adult male, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The passenger, later identified as 18-year-old David Corona of Sonoma, was transported to UC Davis Medical Center where he later died.

Speed is being considered a factor in the accident.

 

 

Motorcyclist in fatal accident on Watt Avenue

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A motorcyclist is dead after hitting a pickup truck on Watt Avenue Sunday evening.

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According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal accident happened on Watt Avenue near Hurley Way just after 5:30 p.m.

The motorcyclist hit a truck and died at the scene. Southbound traffic was closed down for several hours following the accident.

Investigators are looking into the cause.

Pedestrian killed on Hwy 50 identified

Police-lightsWEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The man who was struck and killed by at least three vehicles on Highway 50, just east of Interstate 80, has been identified.

According to the Yolo County Coroner’s Office the victim was 25-year-old Bryson Rush Labourdette of Davis.

The California Highway Patrol received numerous calls at approximately 6:02 a.m. Tuesday about a man in dark clothes walking on the right hand shoulder of Highway 50. A few minutes later someone called to say the man was running and may have been hit.

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Yolo County Fire and the CHP responded to the area and discovered Labourdette in the middle of the westbound fast lane on HWY 50.

Labourdette attempted to run across the roadway when he was struck by several vehicles. All three drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

A white vehicle with paper dealer plates was found disabled in the center median. It appeared the vehicle had been in an accident. Investigators believe the vehicle belonged to Labourdette.

Intruder shot on Monday identified

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The man who was shot at the Carmel Point apartment complex early Monday morning has been identified.

According to the Coroner’s website, the victim was 23-year-old Alphonse Tholmer.

Sacramento Police responded to the apartment complex located in the 7800 block of Center Parkway at around 3:40 a.m. Monday and found Tholmer outside of an apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to the occupants of one of the apartments Tholmer allegedly tried to break into their apartment when he accidentally shot himself multiple times.

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Tholmer was rushed to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds where he was pronounced dead.

According to a statement released today by the Sacramento Police Department, it appears an unknown number of subjects forced their way into an apartment resulting in the shooting. Tholmer did not live at the apartment where the break-in occurred.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

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 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.

Pedestrian hit and killed on HWY 50 near Causeway

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A pedestrian was struck and killed on Highway 50 just east of Interstate 80 approaching the Yolo Causeway Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed on Hwy 50 identified

The California Highway Patrol received numerous calls at approximately 6:02 a.m. Tuesday about a man in dark clothes walking on the right hand shoulder of Highway 50. A few minutes later someone called to say the man was running and may have been hit.

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Yolo County Fire and the CHP responded to the area and discovered a body in the middle of the fast lane heading westbound on HWY 50.

A SIG Alert has been issued and traffic is currently backed up for miles into Sacramento.

3 dead from flu in Stanislaus County

Sacramento NewsMODESTO, CA – Three people have been confirmed killed by influenza in Stanislaus County.

According to authorities, two of the three died from the H1N1 strain. The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency warns that flu activity is on the rise in the county.

Just last week a 61-year-old Sacramento woman became the first reported death of the flu season, she died from the H1N1 flu strain.

The California Department of Public Health is warning Californians that the H1N1 is the predominant strain circulating throughout the state.

According to KCRA13, Sacramento County Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, said that ten people in Sacramento County alone have been admitted to intensive care units with the flu so far this season.

With the peak for flu season just around the corner State officials are warning people to get their flu shots.

Intruder shot to death in Sacramento

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A man attempting to break into an apartment was shot and killed early Monday morning, but investigators are still trying to determine who shot the burglar.

READ UPDATE: Intruder shot Monday identified

According to police, officers responded an attempted break-in at an apartment located in the 7800 block of Center Parkway at around 3:40 a.m. Monday.

When officers arrived at the Carmel Point apartment complex they found a man shot outside of an apartment occupied by two sisters.

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The intruder was rushed to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds where he was pronounced dead.

According to one tenant, they believe the man accidentally shot himself while trying to break-in, but police are still trying to piece together the facts in the case and it remains unclear who shot the man and if he was, in fact, a burglar.

After interviewing the sisters, police were able to determine that a third person was present in the apartment at the time of the alleged break-in.

Homicide detectives are trying to piece together exactly how the intruder could have shot himself multiple times and if any of the occupants knew the suspect, or played a role in the mans death.

One neighbor told KCRA news that one of the sisters had a troubled relationship.

 

Modesto standoff leaves one man dead

Police-lightsMODESTO, CA – A man believed responsible for shooting two people and barricading himself inside a home was shot dead after an early morning standoff with Modesto police.

According to the Modesto Police Department, officers were called to the area for shots fired in the area of 1100 Cannes Avenue.

Arriving officers saw several people leaving the home including children. Family members told police that a woman was still inside the house with the shooter.

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Police were able to distract the man with an unknown device while officers swooped in to rescue the injured woman. She was rushed to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in serious condition. One of the men who escaped the house had a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A SWAT team and hostage negotiators attempted to negotiate with the suspect, but were unsuccessful. A robot was sent into the home and was able to send back images of the suspect, 30-year-old Victor Salazar Ramirez. He appeared to have been shot.

At approximately 6 a.m. officers entered the home to find Ramirez dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The motive in the shooting is unclear.

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