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Arden Arcade shooting leaves 1 dead

Montrell Woods Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

Montrell Woods
Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was shot and killed Wednesday after an argument turned ugly at an apartment complex.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 3 p.m. yesterday the department received several 911 calls reporting a man had been shot at the Ethan Terrace apartment complex located in the 1800 block of Ethan Way in the Arden Arcade area.

When Deputies arrived on the scene, they determined a 31-year old man had been shot and his family had already transported him to a local hospital where he later died.

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Homicide Detectives confirmed that the shooter, later identified as 19-year-old Montrell Woods, was a resident at the apartment complex. Woods was arrested early Thursday morning and booked into the Sacramento Main Jail on charges of murder.

According to witnesses the pair had gotten into a verbal altercation when Woods produced a gun, shooting the victim in the upper torso.


Vallejo PD looking for naked woman involved in fatal shooting

Police-lightsVALLEJO, CA – Vallejo police are searching for a woman believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a mobile home park.

According to the Vallejo Police Department, officers responded to a report of a shooting at Vallejo Mobile Estates located in the 100 block of San Miguel Road at 5:45 Wednesday morning.

Officers arrived to find a man shot inside a mobile home. The man was believed to have been in his 40’s. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

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The woman was described as “completely unclothed” when she fled the scene.

A SWAT team has responded to the park and all entrances to the park have been shutdown.

According to Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park, “They believe they have a possible lead, they’re getting ready to search that area.”

 

Man shot and killed in Vallejo identified

Police-lightsVALLEJO, CA – The man shot near Vallejo’s City Hall on Saturday has died.

The man, later identified as 25-year-old Mica Williams, was driving a black Nissan Altima southbound on Santa Clara Street at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when someone opened fire on his car. Williams lost control and crashed into a parked car and then a street sign.

Responding officers found Williams behind the wheel with at least one gunshot wound. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Williams succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

According to witnesses, a black man in his early 20’s, wearing a multi-color shirt with white collar, started firing at Williams’ Altima and then ran to a silver Chevrolet and fled the scene.

This marks the first homicide for Vallejo in 2014.

Carmichael shooting victim identified

Police-lightsCARMICHAEL, CA – The man shot and killed at the Marconi Garden apartment complex in Carmichael on Saturday night has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, the shooting victim was 34-year-old Justin David Gonzales of Citrus Heights.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received numerous calls around 7:30 p.m. Saturday reporting that a man was 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 Gonzales suffering from a gunshot wound and immediately started performing CPR.

Medical personnel arrived and declared Gonzales dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are investigating and 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).

Employee killed at O’Reilly’s identified

Marc Zhuchenko  Facebook

Marc Zhuchenko
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NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA – The man killed on Thursday night after confronting a would-be robber at an O’Reilly Auto Parts store in North Highlands has been identified.

Twenty-two-year-old Marc Zhuchenko was working Thursday night at the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store located at 4423 Elkhorn Blvd in North Highlands, when 26-year-old Michael Eugene Addson attempted to rob the store.

READ: Arrest made in O’Reilly’s Auto Parts killing

Addson entered the auto parts store at around 7:15 p.m. Thursday and ordered three employees onto the ground, including Zhuchenko. Zhuchenko refused to comply with the would-be robber, and grabbed a knife from behind the counter, stabbing Addson. During the struggle Addson shot Zhuchenko in the abdomen and fled the scene.

Zhuchenko was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A short time later, Sacramento Sheriff Homicide Detectives were alerted by a local hospital that Addson was seeking medical attention for a stab wound. Detectives were able to determine by evidence collected at the scene that he was the person responsible for the homicide. According to a Zhuchenko family member, the hospital was the same hospital where Zhuchenko was born 22 years ago.

Zhuchenko was a recent graduate from American River College (ARC). He worked in various departments at ARC, including the Center for Leadership and Development, the Dusty Baker Student Athlete Resource Center and the Counseling Center.

The ARC Associated Student Body Student Senate issued a public statement Friday describing Zhuchenko as “a student, a leader, a co-worker, an athlete and a hero.” Continuing, the student body gave it’s condolences, “We as the Associated Student Body Student Senate mourn the loss of such a young inspiring man and a hero. He touched many lives at the American River College and his loss is felt by the entire student body.”

According to a statement released by the college, “ARC is so saddened about Marc’s tragic loss. Our deepest thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time. Marc was a beloved member of the ARC family and our hearts are broken.”

Arrest made in O’Reilly Auto Parts murder

Michael Addson Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

Michael Addson
Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA – The man suspected of killing an O’Reilly Auto Parts employee Thursday night has been arrested.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, 26-year-old Michael Eugene Addson has been booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for the murder of a 22-year old employee of the O’Reilly Auto Parts store located at 4423 Elkhorn Blvd in North Highlands.

READ: Employee killed at O’Reilly’s identified

Addson entered the auto parts store at around 7:15 p.m. Thursday and ordered three employees onto the ground. A 22-year-old employee refused to comply with the would-be robber, and grabbed a knife from behind the counter, stabbing Addson. During the struggle Addson shot the employee and fled the scene.

The employee was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A short time later, Sacramento Sheriff Homicide Detectives were alerted by a local hospital that Addson was seeking medical attention for a stab wound. Detectives were able to determine by evidence collected at the scene that he was the person responsible for the homicide.

The victim’s name will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office upon notification of next of kin.

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.

Auto Parts clerk killed in North Highlands

O'ReilysNORTH HIGHLANDS, CA – An O’Reilly Auto Parts employee was shot and killed Thursday night after a confrontation with a robber.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a man entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts store located on 4423 Elkhorn Blvd in North Highlands at around 7:15 p.m. and ordered three employees onto the ground.

READ: Employee killed at O’Reilly’s identified

One of the employees, who appeared to be in his 20′s, refused to comply and grabbed a knife from behind the counter and stabbed the robber. The robber shot the employee and fled the scene.

READ: Arrest made in O’Reilly killing

Location of store

Location of store

The employee was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies immediately set up a perimeter searching for the gunmen and a helicopter was called to the scene along with K9 officers. The helicopter was circling the area calling out the suspect’s description.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and hoodie and may have had something covering his face.

No other employees were injured during the robbery.

Arrest made body identified in bizarre Stockton murder

Bryan Cook Courtesy Stockton PD

Bryan Cook
Courtesy Stockton PD

STOCKTON, CA – A man’s torso that was discovered in a campfire in Groveland has been identified and two men have been arrested in this bizarre incident that took place in Stockton’s Weston Ranch neighborhood.

According to the Stockton Police Department, on Thursday officers responded to a possible homicide at 4503 Mist Trail Drive.

When officers arrived they discovered the tenants had vacated the premises, but as officers checked the home, they found evidence of a bloody crime scene but no body.

Detectives were called in to investigate and were able to conclude that a homicide had occurred at the home. Investigators were able to gather enough information to identify a possible suspect and track him down to Tuolumne County.

Valentina Paz

Valentina Paz

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department was called in to assist and deputies were able to locate 38-year-old Bryan Cook at a campsite in Groveland.

Stockton Police Detectives responding to the campsite discovered a human torso in the campfire where Cook was detained. Detectives also discovered dismembered body parts in Cook’s vehicle located at the campground.

Cook was arrested on suspicion of homicide and booked at the San Joaquin County Jail.

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Stockton Police Detectives obtained a warrant for the campsite and located a dismembered body of an unidentified adult male in the suspect’s vehicle. The body was later identified as belonging to 48-year-old Michael Shane Jones of Stockton.

On Saturday 49-year-old Valentina Paz was also arrested in connection to the murder. According to neighbors both Paz and Cook lived at the Mist Trail home. Some neighbors believed at least four people lived in the home.

This is still an active investigation and the motive for the killing is unknown. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600, or submit a tip on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook Page.

 

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