Homicide detectives from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department have reportedly arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Rosemont area last week, according to an official press release.
Michael Almeda, 19, was taken into custody the evening of Tuesday, January 22, by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau. He has been booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of murder, and is ineligible for bail at this time.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, shortly after 6:20 pm on January 17, 2013, officers responded to the 4100 block of Westporter Drive regarding a shooting. Upon arriving at that location, they reportedly discovered Alexander Chavez, 21, inside the driver’s seat of a sport-utility vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. He had been shot, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigation of the incident by the Sheriff’s Department reportedly led to the identification of Almeda as a person responsible for this crime. The investigation remains ongoing, and detectives are looking at the possibility that there may be other suspect(s) associated with this incident. The relationship between Almeda and the victim in this case, as well as a motive for the shooting, are reportedly still being determined.
Anyone having information pertinent to this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 916-874-5115.
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