Two women have reportedly been arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred this past Sunday on Stevenson Avenue in Sacramento, according to an official press release issued by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Monica Njoku, 44, and Taiish Immonique Simon, 38, were reportedly booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on Monday, November 17, for homicide charges relating to the incident. The two are reportedly sisters.
Detectives are also searching for a third suspect who fled from the scene prior to the arrival of deputies. He is reportedly described as a black male in his late 30’s to early 40’s, who may have injuries from the altercation.
According to Sac Sheriff, at about 5:15 pm on Sunday, November 16, deputies received multiple calls of a verbal altercation between two people that had turned physical within the 8100 block of Stevenson Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies reportedly discovered a black male in his mid-30s had been stabbed and the suspect had reportedly fled the scene. The victim was transferred to the hospital by medical personnel, where he reportedly later succumbed to his injuries.
Deputies reportedly believe the initial argument between the victim and suspects was related to a landlord/tenant issue, and at least one of the suspects was reportedly known to the victim. Njoku reportedly owns the property. Neither of the two women lives at the home, according to arrest records, but Njoku has it set up as a halfway house for single women and their babies, according to a Craigslist ad she had posted and shared on her Facebook page. It is likely that the victim did not live at the property either, but may have been there to see, or try to see, one of the tenants.
The investigation continues; anyone having information regarding this incident is urged to contact Sac Sheriff at 916-874-5115.
Update 11/25/14: Montereio Maurice Roberts, 42, was arrested Monday as the missing suspect in the stabbing. He was charged with murder, along with possession of a controlled substance. He reportedly turned himself in at the Sacramento County Jail at 651 I Street, apparently without first disposing of the unspecified drugs he was carrying.