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Sacramento shooting victim identified

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot to death in Sacramento Monday evening has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the victim in yesterday’s deadly shooting was 21-year-old Ceron D. Whatley, of Sacramento.

According to police, officers responded to the area of Northfield Drive and Northview Drive at approximately 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

Arriving officers discovered an adult male suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. As officers continued to search the area they came upon a second victim, later identified as Whatley, suffering from a major gunshot wound.

Both victims were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. Whatley later died from his injuries.

Investigators believe there may have been an altercation involving a number of subjects in the area just prior to the shooting.

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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Shooting leaves 1 dead in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA – One man is dead and another injured in a shooting that took place Monday evening.Police-lights

According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers responded to the area of Northfield and Northview Drives at approximately 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

Arriving officers discovered an adult male suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. As officers continued to search the area they came upon a second victim suffering from a major gunshot wound.

Both victims were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. However, the second victim later died from his injuries.

Investigators believe there may have been an altercation involving a number of subjects in the area just prior to the shooting.

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.

Fatal shooting on Norwood Ave in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in a parking lot on Norwood Avenue.

According to police, the shooting occurred just before 11 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of a recycling center and the T&Y Market located in the 2800 block of Norwood Avenue.

When officers arrived they discovered an employee of the recycling center seriously wounded from an apparent gunshot. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation revealed that three younger male suspects approached the recycling center in an attempt to rob the business. It appears one suspect fired a gun during the incident, striking the employee. The three suspects fled the area westbound towards Grove Avenue.

Schools were placed under lockdown for a short period of time.

Arden Fair shuts down after brawls

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The Arden Fair shopping mall was forced to close early on Friday evening after two large brawls and several smaller fights broke out, this according to mall officials.

The first fight broke out just after 4:30 p.m. Friday in the mall’s food court located on the upper level.

The second brawl broke out around 6 p.m in the same area. While mall security and police were moving the responsible parties downstairs, smaller skirmishes broke out. The mall closed it’s doors at 7:30, it was originally scheduled to close at 9 p.m.

Over 20 people were involved and at least two were arrested.

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.

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.

Body found in Sacramento home identified

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The man who friends found dead inside his home on 68th Avenue has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the body belonged to 57-year-old Robert Santos.

Santos’ friends discovered his body Friday evening, after growing concerned about his welfare.

According to police, officers responded to the 1400 block of 68th Avenue at approximately 5:40 p.m. yesterday after receiving a report of a deceased subject inside the home.

Earlier two friends grew concerned when they did not hear back from Santos, prompting them to check on the man. Santos’ body was discovered inside his home and emergency crews rushed to the scene.

The Fire Department was first to arrive on scene and advised they could smell Natural Gas coming from inside the house. The Sacramento Fire Department Hazmat Team arrived and rendered the home safe to enter.

Santos was declared dead at the scene by fire personnel.

Once inside, officers observed signs of foul play and Homicide Detectives were summoned to the scene. CSI also responded to assist with processing the scene.

This appears to be an isolated incident and a specific motive has not yet been determined.

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.

Body found in Sacramento home

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The friends of a man discovered his body in a Sacramento home Friday evening, after growing concerned about his welfare.

According to police, officers responded to the 1400 block of 68th Avenue at approximately 5:40 p.m. yesterday after receiving a report of a deceased subject inside the home.

Earlier two friends grew concerned when they did not hear back from the victim, prompting them to check on the man. The victim was discovered inside his home and emergency crews rushed to the scene.

The Fire Department was first to arrive on scene and advised they could smell Natural Gas coming from inside the house. The Sacramento Fire Department Hazmat Team arrived and rendered the home safe to enter.

The adult male victim was declared deceased on scene by fire personnel.

Once inside, officers observed signs of foul play and Homicide Detectives were summoned to the scene. CSI also responded to assist with processing the scene.

This appears to be an isolated incident and a specific motive has not yet been determined.

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.

3 arrested in death of 77-year-old

Michael Morena Credit: Sacramento PD

Michael Morena
Credit: Sacramento PD

Sandy George Credit: Sacramento PD

Sandy George
Credit: Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department has arrested three family members in connection to the death of a 77-year-old man.

According to police, 35-year-old Sandy George, 37-year-old Michael Moreno and 19-year-old Kevin Moreno were arrested for the death of 77-year-old Leo Curry Jr., which took place on Monday, November 17.

Officers responded to the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive after family members had not heard from Curry for several days. Arriving officers discovered Curry’s body inside the home with obvious signs of trauma.

Investigators were able to determine that Curry had befriended the family of three, inviting them into his home. The family began taking advantage of the victim to include theft of property and finances over a period of several weeks.

Soon after the investigation began, detectives discovered the victim’s vehicle in an online ad that was sold after his death; which ultimately led to all three suspects being booked for homicide.

The investigation continues to be active and ongoing.

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.

Kevin Moreno Credit: Sacramento PD

Kevin Moreno
Credit: Sacramento PD

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.

Read: 3 arrested for death of 77-year-old

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.

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