SACRAMENTO — The Friday night killing of a 60-year-old Sacramento man inside his apartment may have been drug-related, police said Monday.
Police responded to a disturbance call in the 2600 block of Stonecreek Drive, finding evidence of visible trauma on the body of victim David Maxey, who was declared dead at the scene by fire department personnel.
Police arrested Robert Neal-Anderson, 23, late Sunday morning for Maxey’s murder. Homicide investigators believe Neal-Anderson and the victim knew each other and have latched onto drugs as a possible motive, but haven’t explained the nature of the believed relationship between the two men.
The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that one of Maxey’s neighbors claimed the victim and Neal-Anderson were witnessed getting into an altercation Friday afternoon in a shopping center around the corner from the Stone Creek Apartments complex at which Maxey rented a second-floor apartment. Neal-Anderson was later seen sitting on the stairway leading up to Maxey’s apartment and neighbors said Neal-Anderson could be heard pounding on Maxey’s door shortly before authorities were contacted.