A 26-year-old man is reportedly in custody for the murder of a child, according to an official press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Johnroy Aguilar, 26, was reportedly booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail for attempted murder charges on a child.
According to Sac Sheriff, at about 7 am on Friday, October 31, the Sheriff’s Communications Center received information of a 2-year-old child who had been injured within an apartment in the 1800 block of Morse Avenue in Sacramento County. While deputes were reportedly en route, further information from additional calls at the location revealed the injured child and mother had locked themselves in a back room, and the suspect — identified as a roommate — was reportedly still inside the apartment.
Upon arrival, deputies forced entry into the apartment, where they quickly located and apprehended the suspect. Deputies said they recovered a kitchen knife used as a weapon. They then made contact with the child and mother, and the child victim was reportedly taken to the hospital for substantial lacerations on his body. The child victim was listed in fair condition and expected to live.
According to Sac Sheriff, Aguilar and his family had shared the apartment with the victim child and his mother with no prior reported violence or incident between them before this episode. According to his Facebook profile, Aguilar is originally from Kawit, Cavite in the Phillipines, where he studied at PMMS University.
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