One suspect is in custody following an early morning shooting in Sacramento, according to an official press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Sean Gregory Sandlin, 25, of Citrus Heights, was reportedly arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on the charge of murder.
According to Sac Sheriff, at 12:45 am this morning, Thursday, December 4, deputies received a call reporting a male had been shot at a home within the 7900 block of Blackfoot Way. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies reportedly found the shooting victim — a white male adult in his late 30s — inside a residence. He was reportedly transported to a local hospital by medical personnel, where he reportedly died a short time later.
Sacramento Sheriff’s homicide detectives reportedly conducted a preliminary investigation, leading to the arrest of Sandlin. The suspect was reportedly an acquaintance of one of the occupants of the residence. According to Sandlin’s Facebook page, he is a technician for Future Nissan in Roseville and a student at Sierra College.
Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.
Update 12/09/14 – According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s website, Sandlin was released from custody on Monday, 12/08/14. The Sheriff’s office has not yet issued a statement to clarify is he is still a suspect, though at least two people have commented on news stories (see one below) stating the charges were dropped. As more information becomes available, we will do our best to update this story in a timely manner.