On May 18, 2009, at 4:16 a.m., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a subject who said two suspects wearing black ski masks were attempting to break into his business in the 4900 block of Marconi Avenue. The call taker heard multiple gunshots while still on the line with the business owner. The business owner told the call taker one of the suspects was lying in the parking lot and the second subject was trying to help him. Deputies arrived and found an unidentified Hispanic male lying on the ground and suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Paramedics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene. The second suspect had fled from the scene.
At 5:18 a.m., deputies searching the area detained a 22-year-old Hispanic male at the corner of Marconi Avenue and Eastern Avenue. He will be interviewed by detectives to determine what, if any, involvement he had in the incident.
The business owner, a 65-year-old male, has not been arrested. Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives will conduct a thorough investigation and forward their report to the District Attorney’s office. The District Attorney’s office will determine what, if any, charges will be filed in this case.