Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Suspect Booked In Connection To Burglary That Led To Deadly Shooting

On May 18, 2009, at 12:44 p.m., Sheriff’s Homicide detectives booked 21-year-old Sergio Antonio Arauza into the Sacramento County Main Jail. Arauza had been stopped by deputies shortly after a business owner had shot and killed one burglar after he called 911 at 4:16 a.m., to report two masked suspects were breaking into his business. Detectives believe Arauza was the suspect who fled from the scene after his partner was mortally wounded by the business owner.

Arauza was booked on one count of burglary and for violating his probation. He is being held in lieu of $100,500 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on May 20, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 62. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and detectives are attempting to determine if Arauza, and the suspect who was killed, are connected to a series of Sacramento-area business burglaries which had occurred earlier in the morning.

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