SACRAMENTO—Sacramento Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the May shooting at Peregrine Park in Sacramento where one man was killed and six others injured, including a seven-year-old girl.
Sacramento homicide detectives traveled to Las Vegas on Friday, September 12, 2014 and took Avery Hill of Sacramento into custody. Hill was arrested on suspicion of homicide and attempted homicide and booked into Sacramento County Jail. Warrants and additional charges are pending.
A warrant had been issued for Hill on August 25, but he was already in police custody in Las Vegas at the time on unrelated charges, according to a news release from the Sacramento Police Department.
A Sacramento homicide unit, along with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, worked to extradite Hill back to California.
In mid-August, police arrested Kelly Thomas, 22, and Orlando Rhinehart, 28, on suspicion of homicide. They each face murder charges. The shooting on May 10, 2014, happened during a child’s first birthday party at 3031 Guadalajara Way in Natomas and appeared to be gang related.
The suspects targeted several men at the party, and shot several times from a handgun. Jacoby James, 29, died at the park. The injured seven-year-old has since recovered.